Suspended cop held for plot to kill wifeSeptember 6th, 2011 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) A suspended constable was arrested from north Delhi for conspiring to murder his wife over marital discord, police said Tuesday. Six others involved in an attempt on her life were also taken into custody.
Constable Mangal Singh, 40, suspended from service for disciplinary reasons, who hired killers to murder his wife Meena in a staged road accident, was arrested from Rohini Monday. A car used in the crime was seized.
Mangal Singh’s three accomplices Amit Kumar, 19, Anoop, 20, and Subodh, 22, were arrested from Saket in south Delhi Monday for their involvement in a vehicle theft case. During questioning, they revealed details about their involvement in the attempt to murder Meena.
“The accused revealed a startling story of a conspiracy hatched by suspended constable Mangal Singh to eliminate his wife Meena. He paid Rs.1 lakh to the accused to kill his wife in a staged road accident,” said a senior police official.
The suspended constable’s other three aides Raghuvir Singh Rathore, 53, Billu Chaudhary, 19, and Anish, 56, were arrested the same day from Rohini.
“Mangal Singh disclosed that he was disturbed over the behaviour of his wife and their fights. He wanted to get rid of her and conspired to kill her,” official added.
The staged accident aimed at killing Meena took place July 25 near sector-6, Rohini. Meena suffered injuries but survived.
Mangal Singh married Meena in 1995 and the two have three children. Meena had earlier filed a dowry harassment case. They later formally compromised and started living together.
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