Army jawan kills wife, self in Satara

Pune: An Army jawan posted in Dehradun had come home to resolve matters with his wife, who had two weeks ago filed a domestic violence case against him in Satara but the meeting went awry. The jawan slit his wife’s throat and hung himself to the fan on Wednesday night in a hotel.

Shrikant Balashaheb Nimaje and Naina on their wedding day
Shrikant Balashaheb Nimaje and Naina on their wedding day

Shrikant Balashaheb Nimaje (30) had come to Satara on February 21 to meet his wife Naina (25), who had moved out of her in-laws’ house and into her parents’ house in the same city.

“They got married three years ago and also had a two-year-old son Aaradhya. When Naina approached us to file a a case of domestic violence, we initially thought of asking them to for couple’s counseling but she insisted on filing a case. So we lodged the case and informed the Army,” said Inspector Padmakar Ganwat of Satara city police station.

Since Naina didn’t want to meet him at home, he called her to a restaurant at 11am and when the argument went ugly and loud, he asked her to come to a room he had booked for their late anniversary celebration. He was in Dehradun during their anniversary. Naina told her parents and was hoping for a positive outcome. The waiter while cleaning the corridor saw Shrikant hanging through a window.

“When the waiter alerted us, we broke the door and found him hanging. We identified him after going through his luggage. No suicide note was recovered,” said Ganwat.

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