CCTV footage of the Base Hospital, where Major Amit’s driver had dropped Shailja, shows a man meeting her. She had then left in Major Nikhil Handa’s silver-coloured Honda City.
The Hush Post: Investigations into the high profile murder of Shailja Dwivedi, wife of an Army Major in Delhi point towards a love angle in the case. The accused, Major Nikhil Handa, was today arrested from Meerut in UP. 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.
Major Nikhil Handa wanted to marry Shailja
It is learnt that Shailja’s husband, Major Amit Dwivedi was soon to be posted in Sudan on a UN Peacekeeping Mission. Shailja was ‘going around’ with Major Nikhil since 2015 when they met in Nagaland and now he was pressurizing her for marrying him after Major Amit would have left for Sudan, reported News 18. Major Amit had claimed in front of the police that Shailja had tried to end the relations that’s when he expressed his displeasure in the manner he did.
Major Nikhil Handa identified in CCTV footage
As per media reports, the CCTV footage of the Base Hospital, where Major Amit’s driver had dropped her, shows a man meeting Shailja. She had then left in his silver-coloured Honda City. Later Shailja’s dead body was found with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area. Reports say that Major Amit had identified Major Nikhil in the CCTV footage. It is also revealed that 2 more persons were accompanying Major Nikhil, however, only one of the three murdered Shailja.
Took rounds of area after murder
It is also reported that Major Nikhil was in the Delhi Cantonment for the next four-five hours, taking rounds of the area. He had then gone missing keeping his mobile switched off.
Police suspect that Shailja and Major Nikhil had entered into an altercation before she was murdered. Two more persons are said to be in touch with Shailja, whose phones are also switched off. These two are said to be close to the family.