Mumbai: Life imprisonment for man for killing wife

A city Sessions court sentenced a man to life imprisonment for killing his wife in 2012. Judge U B Shukla sentenced Muhammad Ismail Abdul Hadis under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC for killing Jugara alias Seratun Nisha (24).

Hadis is originally from Uttar Pradesh and was staying alone in Borivli. He was here for work, and would occasionally visit his native place. Hadis had called his wife to Mumbai 15 days prior to the incident.

On July 14, 2012, he took his wife out to visit a few places. After dinner, he took her to a desolate area in Ghatkopar, attacked her on the head with a brick, and threw her body into a gutter in Narayan Nagar, Ghatkopar. He then escaped to UP with his son. Hadis’ father had suspected that his daughter-in-law was having an affair.

Police Inspector Rajkumar Kothmire, who was then with the Ghatkopar police, said, “Hadis had told us he was staying in Mumbai for months and was suspicious how his wife got pregnant. Suspecting that the son belongs to someone else, Hadis and his father made a plan to kill her.”

Hadis’ father, Abdul Hadis, however, was acquitted. The victim’s brother, Alauddin Manihar, however claimed his sister was murdered because she couldn’t pay dowry.

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