A shocking murder has been reported from the capital, where a woman, along with lover, has murdered her septuagenarian in-laws to acquire family property. National and social media is of course not making much noise here, since the accused happens to be a ‘woman’.
Monika Verma (29) is married to Ravi Verma, (38), and the couple has a six-year-old son. While Ravi and Monika lived on the first floor, former’s parents occupied the ground floor of the same building.
Monika got involved with another man and has been in an extramarital affair since two years.
On Sunday, Monika’s father-in-law Radhey Shyam Verma (75), a retired vice-principal of a government school, and his wife, Veena (70) were found with their throats slit in their bedroom.
The set up was planned as murder after robbery gone wrong. However, when the police investigated in detail, they concluded that the senior citizens were brutally killed in their northeast Bhagirathi Vihar’s home for family property.
The police subsequently nabbed the victims’ daughter-in-law Monika and her alleged boyfriend for plotting the murder.
Speaking with TOI, Joy Tirkey, DCP (North-East) said,
Monica Verma, the daughter-in-law, got the man with whom she was allegedly in an extramarital relationship and his associate to execute the plan on Sunday night. Rs 4.5 lakh and some jewellery was also missing from the house.
As per police officials, prima facie evidence suggests that Monika was outraged at the ‘decision to sell house’. The trigger for the murders seems to be the decision of Verma to sell off the rear portion of the building. He had also accepted Rs 5 lakh as advance. This is what led to Monika allegedly plotting the murder, the cops said.
As per TOI, the initial police assessment was of a robbery gone awry. However, several clues made the officials conclude that this was an insider’s job. Suspicion shifted to Monika, after conflicting statements and technical surveillance of family members and the probable entry for the assailants through rear iron gate which was secured with a small iron rod. She had hidden the killers on the terrace on Sunday.
An officer informed media,
The police control room received a call from the nephew of the deceased around 7.20am on Monday. Senior cops rushed to the murder site under the jurisdiction of Gokulpuri police station. Verma and Veena both had elongated punctures on the left side of their necks.
The woman slept on the cot, and her husband on a wooden bed. Since their bodies both lay on the wife’s cot, it appears Verma had tried to save Veena.
Murder planned as Failed Robbery
The room adjacent to the couple’s bedroom had an almirah and a bed. All the clothes from the almirah were found spread on the bed while the jewellery and cash were missing.
DCP Tirkey revealed police made the breakthrough in the case after technical and human surveillance. He added,
The probe is at an initial stage and more details will be shared at an appropriate time. While police teams are scanning footage from CCTVs in the area, a case for robbery, murder and destruction of evidence has been registered.
Statement by Accused Woman’s Husband
Ravi in his statement told police that they had gone to sleep after dinner on Sunday and had locked their first floor rooms from inside. He said he did not hear anything and it was only in the morning when he woke up that he found his parents dead on the ground floor and the house ransacked.
Ravi further shared that he was so shocked to see his parents dead that he could not even call the cops. He had to ask his cousin Golu, to contact officials immediately.
- Adultery has been decriminalised in India in 2018, however, the same still remains a valid ground for divorce
- Having said so, it is almost impossible to prove adultery, and thus even when a husband initiates divorce in such cases, it is him who is burdened to pay maintenance to adulterous wife until final verdict of the court
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