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Wife among three held for man's murder

Press Trust of India  |  Jaisalmer 

Three people, including the wife of the man found dead at Odhania village here in Jaisalmer, were arrested, police said Sunday.

While the three were arrested on Saturday, the fourth accused was detained for interrogation on Sunday, police said.

On August 15, Khetaram was found dead in his fields and his wife had registered a murder case against some unidentified people, Lathi Station House Officer (SHO) Omprakash Chaudhary said.

During the investigation, the victim's wife came under suspicion and was interrogated, the SHO said.

She revealed that she unhappy with her marriage because of domestic disputes.

The woman approached Madan Meghwal to kill his husband and promised him a sum of Rs 1 lakh and gave Rs 20,000 in advance, Chaudhary added.

On the basis of the woman's statement, Madan Meghwal and his accomplice Hemaram were arrested on Saturday while Moturam Meghwalwas taken into custody on Sunday morning, the officer said.

A case under Sections 302 (murder) and 364 (kidnap) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered. PTI CORR AG MAZ

ORIGINAL COPY-- Three people, including the wife of the man were arrested whose body was found in Odhania village on August 15 here, police said. Fourth accused has been detained for interrogation, they said. Body of Khetaram was found in fields on August 15. His wife had registered a case of murder against unidentified people, SHO Lathi police station Omprakash Chaudhary said on Sunday. He said that during the investigation, the role of deceased wife was found suspicious. She was detained and interrogated. She revealed that she was unhappy due to domestic disputes. The officer said that the woman gave contract to Madan Meghwal promising him to pay Rs 1 lakh for killing her husband. She gave Rs 20,000 in advance. Chaudhary said that on the basis of the wife's statement, accused Madan Meghwal and his accomplice Hemaram were arrested on Saturday. While the fourth accused involved in the murder, Moturam Meghwal was taken into custody on Sunday morning.

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First Published: Sun, August 18 2019. 19:50 IST
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