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Wife and driver killed Navi Mumbai builder, they were in relationship: Police

Updated on: 15 January,2024 07:51 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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The police Monday said that they have arrested the wife and driver of Navi Mumbai builder, saying that the two were involved in a relationship

Wife and driver killed Navi Mumbai builder, they were in relationship: Police

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The police Monday said that they have arrested the wife and driver of Navi Mumbai builder for murdering him, saying that the two were involved in a relationship. The victim, Manoj Kumar Ramnarayan Singh (39), was found dead in his office in Seawoods on January 14.

Navi Mumbai Police identified his wife, Poonam Singh (34), and the driver, Raju alias Shamshul Abuhurera Khan (22), as the perpetrators of the crime.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone I) Vivek Pansare revealed the arrest details during a press conference, stating that the police, relying on technical analysis and intelligence inputs, took the accused into custody within 24 hours after the murder of Navi Mumbai builder. The alleged motive behind the crime was the fear of financial loss, as Singh was entangled in various legal cases. The accused reportedly used iron rods to inflict fatal blows to Singh's head and face, and they attempted to destroy evidence by damaging the CCTV equipment in the office.

Both suspects have been remanded in police custody until January 18, and the investigation at the NRI police station remains ongoing, according to the DCP.

The Navi Mumbai police had initially apprehended Raju alias Shamshul Abuhurera Khan (22) on Sunday. However, the latest revelations point to the involvement of Singh's wife as well.

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The police revealed that the victim, Manoj Kumar Singh, was fatally attacked with a rod, resulting in head injuries. It is suspected that the accused assaulted Singh with the rod, leading to his death. The NRI police station registered a case, and both local police and the crime branch initiated an investigation.

Manoj Kumar Singh, a resident of Ulwe, owned an office under the name Aman Group Developers at Gayatri Archana CHS, plot no: 136, sec 44, Seawood West. On Saturday morning, a staff member discovered Singh lying in a pool of blood. The incident was reported to the police, who arrived at the scene and found Singh with head injuries. Singh, a real estate developer, typically spent time in his office where the tragic incident occurred, according to police. (With inputs from agencies)

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