28-year-old man allegedly killed in-laws in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar

Published: May 27, 2019, 19:00 IST | mid-day online desk

The couple's grandson couple Aditya, 14, suffered injuries in the incident, Mishra said, adding the boy was presently receiving treatment at a hospital

28-year-old man allegedly killed in-laws in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar
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Gorakhpur (UP): A 28-year-old man had allegedly killed his in-laws in Uttar Pradesh's Kushinagar district. Police said that the accused was arrested on Monday.

The accused identified as Mantu Gupta killed his father-in-law Chhangur Gupta (60) and mother-in-law Kismati Gupta (55) during their sleep with a sharp-edged weapon in Khangi Bazaar area under Barwapatti police station on Sunday night, Superintendent of Police Rajeev Narayan Mishra said.

The couple's grandson couple Aditya, 14, suffered injuries in the incident, Mishra said, adding the boy was presently receiving treatment at a hospital.

Mantu was arrested from his residence in Bihar and, during questioning, he confessed to having committed the crime, the SP said.

"Mantu suspected his wife's fidelity. He had complained regarding this to his in-laws," he said. The accused's wife Shanti said since marriage in 2018 Mantu had been harassing her for dowry, the SP said.

In another similar case, a 34-year-old man allegedly killed his wife because she could not bear a child for him. The alleged incident occurred in April at Raval camp in Antop Hill, where the accused hung her body from the ceiling fan after strangling her to death. The accused was arrested on Sunday.

The accused, identified as Naresh Sabharwal (34) and his wife Supriya (34), had been married since 2010. On April 7, the accused had an argument with his wife following which she locked herself in the bedroom. However, when she didn't come out of the room for a long time, he broke the door open and found her body hanging from the ceiling fan.

Based on Naresh's statement, the police filed a case of accidental death. But the police claimed that they found inconsistencies in Sabharwal’s statements during probe; meanwhile, Supriya's body was then sent for post-mortem.

Supriya’s brother, Deepak Pandey, approached the police on April 27 and gave a statement that the couple had frequent arguments and so she took the extreme step.

On Friday, the police received the post mortem report, which revealed that the victim was murdered. The report further mentioned that there were no rope marks on Supriya’s neck and that she was strangled to death. After which, the police arrested Sabharwal for trying to portray the murder as a case of suicide.

(With inputs from PTI)

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