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Delhi: Man arrested for killing wife over suspicion of affair

The accused, Balender Poddar, left home for his native village in Sehrsa district of Bihar five-six months ago after a fight with his wife as he suspected her of cheating on him, police said.

 Delhi: Man arrested for killing wife over suspicion of affair

New Delhi: A 30-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his wife in northwest Delhi's Jahangir Puri after he suspected her of having an illicit relationship, police said Tuesday.

The juvenile nephew of the accused, a resident of Jahangir Puri, was also apprehended for his alleged involvement in the crime, they said.

The accused, Balender Poddar, left home for his native village in Sehrsa district of Bihar five-six months ago after a fight with his wife as he suspected her of cheating on him, police said.

The man returned home from his native village on March 21 with an intention to kill her.

Poddar conspired with his nephew and closed the door of his rented residence on the first floor while his son was downstairs, a senior police officer said.

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He did not allow his son to enter the home when he reached there and asked him to come later. When he returned afterwards, he found his mother dead, the officer said.

Poddar had slit her throat with a blade while his nephew held her legs. The duo then fled from the spot, he added.

Statement of two children, including the minor son, was recorded before a court and a non-bailable warrant was issued against Poddar, Vijayanta Arya, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Northwest) said.

Several raids were conducted at the native place of the accused after which he was nabbed from Shah Alam Bandh area of northeast Delhi and his nephew was also apprehended, Arya said.

Poddar told police he suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship and wanted to kill her. He pulled rickshaw to earn his livelihood, police added.