A 25-year-old Naasir Rais Khan, a mobile shop owner has been booked for allegedly strangling his wife Shamim Khan to death on suspicion of her having an extra-marital affair in Geeta Nagar Phase 1, Mira Road.
An offence of murder under section 302 of Indian Penal Code has been registered with the Naya Nagar police station against Naasir Khan on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night.
The couple, who had come to reside at Darshan Apartment, B-wing Flat No. 108, Geeta Nagar Phase 1 a fortnight ago, used to quarrel often over frequent visits of the victim to her parental house.
After killing his wife, the murderer Khan informed his sister about the act and fled the scene before his sister reached the spot. , He also scribbled the reason for killing her on the wall of the hall, accepting the crime.
The message on the wall hinted that he was upset over his wife allegedly having an extra-marital affair with one Deepak Thakur.
According to sources, the accused having a mobile repairing shop near Shivar Garden. After Naasir’s sister informed, a Naya Nagar police team broke opened the door of the apartment. She was lying in a pool of blood, which was coming out of her nose. The body was sent for an autopsy to the government-run Pandit Bhimsen Joshi Hospital in Bhayandar
“Special teams have been formed to search the accused. Very soon, he will be behind bars,” said Shantaram Valvi, SPDO, Mira Road Range.
The couple had married four years ago and have a three-year-old daughter. Close sources said that immediately after their marriage, the couple often fought over trivial issues. The victim had also registered a domestic violence case against her husband at Urai, in Jalon District of Uttar Pradesh from where she hails from. The couple was locked in a bitter matrimonial dispute in court.
After one year, they had reached on mutual settlement and agreed to live together, following which they had moved in the rented apartment here. In a letter to the court, accused has written that they will never fight again and if anything happened then his sister, mother and he will be responsible for that.
Police, after some search, declared him as absconding.