India is a patriarchal society and only women are oppressed, while all men are perpetrators. Sadly, these text book narrations are far from ground realities in the 21st century.
In a case reported from Gujarat last month, local police arrested a woman, and her alleged boyfriend, for killing her husband staging it as a road accident.
Shailesh Prajapati (43), a resident of Galaxy Coral society in Vastral at Ahmedabad, was mowed to death on the morning of June 24 around 6 am when a speeding white pick up truck hit him from behind near RAF camp on Vastral road while he was out for his morning walk.
Two weeks after the accidental death, a Ahmedabad Police’s Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) arrested deceased’s wife Sharda Prajapati alias Swati (40), her alleged boyfriend Nitin Prajapati (46), also a resident of Vastral, for the murder of Shailesh.
Police Investigation & Statement
According to police, Sharda and Nitin had paid Rs 10 lakh to a person named Yasin alias Kanio, a resident of Gomtipur, to murder Shailesh by staging a road accident. A senior official of Ahmedabad DCB told The Indian Express,
After the victim was mowed to death, an FIR was lodged against unknown person for causing death due to negligence (IPC 304A) at I Traffic police station.
However, a few videos emerged on social media which showed the pickup truck suspiciously speeding towards the roadside to hit the victim after which the probe was given to DCB. Investigation revealed that Sharda and Nitin were in a relationship for the past two and a half years and they considered Shailesh as an obstacle.
Adding further, the official informed media,
Sharda paid Rs 10 lakh to a man named Yasin and gave him photos of her husband. She also told Yasin about the morning walk scheduled of Shailesh and as per plan, on June 24 morning, Yasin allegedly drove a pick up truck over Shailesh and fled away.
The police were on a look out for Yasin and two more accused are also be involved with him. As of now, Sharda and Nitin have been booked for murder and arrested.
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