A 26-year-old physiotherapist has been arrested for murdering his second wife and dumping the body inside the bed box at his residence at Delhi’s Tuglaqabad Extension on January 29.
Police said that Suresh Singh got married twice and killed his second wife, Savitri Mehra in order to go back and live with his first wife, Lata Singh. Police had also confirmed the news that Suresh got married to both the ladies in the same year.
The man was arrested by police in Uttarakhand’s Bageshwar on Thursday after tracing him and finding out that Suresh along with his first wife, Lata was planning to shift to Nepal. After his arrest, he accepted to murder Savitri, his second wife.
He said that he killed Savitri by smothering her with a pillow. He then wrapped the body with a quilt, dumped it inside the bed box and fled away to Bageshwar. Being a physiotherapist, he was aware of the fact that the body will decompose slowly in the winter and hence he had enough time to escape.
Suresh met Savitri through Facebook in 2012 and befriended her. In 2013, Suresh and Savitri started living together in Dehradun. Later, Suresh got married to Lata Singh without informing Savitri about it. Savitri came to know about Suresh’s marriage through Facebook and this was the time when Savitri pressurized Suresh to get married to her as well.
Suresh’s family was not aware of their son’s second marriage. After few months, Lata Singh (first wife) came to know about Suresh’s second wife and asked him to leave her. On the other hand, Savitri would pressurize Suresh to leave Lata. After completing his degree, he shifted to Delhi with Savitri. He wanted to leave Savitri, who got married to him by pressure.
In order to get rid of her, he decided to murder his second wife, Savitri Mehta.