Man kills wife over suspected affair, drowns son in nullah in Mumbai

Updated: Aug 16, 2016, 11:52 IST | Samiullah Khan

The accused was married thrice and lived with all his wives in the same house, this Mumbai man blamed his second wife of raising an illegitimate child

The police on Friday night arrested a 35-year-old man, who killed his second wife along with his two-year-old child, because he suspected her of having an illicit affair. After committing the murders, the accused had approached the police to file a missing complaint. However, the crime only came to light when the police recovered the wife's body on Friday.

Victim: Parvati Dhangar and Accused: Laxman Dhangar
Victim: Parvati Dhangar and Accused: Laxman Dhangar

The accused, identified as Laxman Dhangar, worked as a daily wage labourer and had been married thrice. During investigation, the police learnt that Dhangar lived with all his three wives in the Juhu Galli area. The victim, Parvati (35), was his second wife, whom he'd married six years ago. The couple had a two-year-old son Akhil. While the entire family lived under the same roof, Dhangar and Parvati would fight often because he suspected that she'd had an affair and that Akhil was not his child.

On August 6, following another argument, Dhangar strangulated Parvati and dumped her body at the Wireless Compound say cops. After committing the crime, he allegedly took his child, who was asleep at home and dumped him in a nullah in Juhu. Two days later, he approached the DN Nagar police to file a missing complaint. While the Juhu police found Akhil's body in the nullah on August 8 and was investigating the case, Parvati's decomposed body was found in Wireless Compound late on Friday afternoon.

According to Dhanaji Nalavde, police inspector of DN Nagar police, Dhangar was summoned to the station. After cross-questioning, the police managed to blow the lid off Dhangar, who confessed to the crime. He has been arrested Dhangar under Sections 302 and 201 of the IPC for murder and giving false information.

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