Man killed by sister-in-law, paramour

April 22nd, 2008 - 9:51 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) A widow and her paramour were arrested Tuesday for killing her brother-in-law who had objected to her relationship and then setting his body on fire in west Delhi, police said. Some residents of DG-Block in Vikaspuri area saw a man, later identified as 35-year-old Prem Raj, engulfed in flames near the common staircase of an apartment early Monday.

Police said the deceased’s sister-in-law Ramrati and her alleged paramour Gajender Singh were arrested from Timarpur area in north Delhi for stabbing Prem Raj, a cleaner in a car showroom, to death and setting his body on fire to conceal his identity.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (west Delhi) Sharad Agarwal said: “It was clear that the crime was committed by someone, who is either a resident of the locality or has access to a house in the locality. It was also found that a flat, near which the body was recovered, was lying vacant for the past five-six years.”

“The flat was opened and we found blood on the floor. It was learnt that Ramrati and Gajender Singh had access to the flat and they were arrested,” he said.

During questioning they revealed that Prem Raj was threatening to expose their “illicit relation”.

“Gajender said they first gave him a sedative laced drink and stabbed him to death after he fell unconscious. They then poured kerosene over his body and set him ablaze to conceal his identity,” said Agarwal.

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