Thane: A 38-year-old man from a village in Sahapur taluka here has been arrested for allegedly strangulating his wife to death, police said today.
Dashrath Nameda was arrested last night in connection with the murder on January 23, according to API, N B Gaikwad of Sahapur police station.
The victim Dashita (32) was found hanging in her house following which police had registered a case of accidental death. However, her postmortem reports from the government hospital in the taluka revealed that she was strangulated, police said.
Based on the autopsy report, police initiated a probe and found that the murder resulted from frequent quarrels between the couple over Nameda wanting to keep a widow in his house along with his wife Dashita.
On Saturday, the accused killed his wife and projected it as a suicide. Nameda has been booked under section 498A and 302 of the IPC, police said.