Major Nikhil Handa arrested for murder of Lt Col Dwivedi’s wife; was Mrs India finalist in 2017

Major Nikhil Handa

32-yr-old Shailja was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area.

The Hush Post: In a major twist into the sensational murder of an Army Lt Col’s wife in Delhi, the police today arrested another Army Major hinting towards a love angle into the case.  Major Nikhil Handa was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut today.

Shailja had made the last call to Major Nikhil Handa

The deceased, Shailja Dwivedi, is reported to have been in a relationship with Handa. 32-yr-old Shailja was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area. The police had gone through the call details of Shailja and found that the last call was made to Major Nikhil Handa, following which he was nabbed.

Shailja was Mrs. India Earth finalist

Shailja hailed from Amritsar and was Mrs. India Earth finalist last year. She was married to Major Amit in 2009 and has a 6-yr-old son. She had a M.Tech. degree in Urban Planning and was working with a NGO.

Lt Col Amit told the police about his wife’s relationship with another officer

Shailja’s husband, Lt Col Amit Dwivedi is reported to have told the police about the extra-marital affair. Col Amit had disclosed that prior to Delhi he was posted in Dimapur where his wife Shailja had befriended another major. He informed the police that he had come to Delhi two months back, but his wife’s ‘relationship’ with the major continued. Lt Col Amit claimed that when he expressed his displeasure with his wife, she tried to end the relation, and the murder took place.

Shailja was dropped at RR Hospital but left in another car

According to the police, Shailja was dropped by the Lt Col Amit’s driver at RR Hospital on Saturday. After dropping her, the driver had left, but instead of going inside, Shailja took another car and left for somewhere else. When the driver returned to pick her up, he didn’t find her following which he informed Lt Col Amit. He tried to call her up, but her phone was switched off. Subsequently, Col Amit Dwivedi lodged a missing complaint with the police at 4.30pm on Saturday while the police had found Shailja’s body at 1.28pm in the afternoon.

Car was run over Shailja’s dead body

It is to be noted that Shailja was found murdered with her throat slit near the Delhi Cantt Metro Station. Her clothes were torn and it was revealed upon investigation that a car was run over the dead body. The police have found marks of blood-stained tyres on the road. After preliminary investigations, the police had ruled out the angle of loot and sexual assault and had raised a suspicion over someone close to the family.

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