A 24-year-old man was arrested
almost three years after he allegedly killed his paramour in Maharashtra's Nagpur district, police said on Wednesday.
The Nagpur rural police arrested Jitesh Waman Kumbhre for allegedly killing Aishwarya Chavan, who was reported missing in 2018, an official said.
There were no leads in the case for the last three years and the matter was reopened by the Missing Persons Cell recently, he said.
On examining the victim's call records, the police found that she had received several calls from Kumbhre, who is married and lived with his family in Mangli (Arab) village in Chandrapur district, the official said.
On interrogation, the accused confessed to having an extra-marital affair with the victim, who was forcing him to marry her, he said.
The accused allegedly conspired with two others, killed the victim and buried her body near his farm, he added.
Following his arrest, the accused tried to commit suicide by consuming a disinfectant, but was rushed to a government hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment, the official said.
A case has been registered against the accused under section 302 (murder) and other relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code, he added.
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