The Hush Post| 9:00 am|2-min-read
A 29-year-old journalist in Gurugram allegedly covered his wife’s face with a blanket, stabbed her multiple times and then hit her with an iron rod on her face. The incident took place in Ashok Vihar, Gurugram on Satuday.
However, Pankaj Bharadwaj, the editor of a local weekly, and his assistant have been arrested for the “planned” murder. Pankaj had married Kirti Sharma from Delhi in April 2017. But he and his family members used to regularly torture her over small domestic issues.
Kirti’s father Mahesh told the police, “I spent a lot on my daughter’s wedding and even borrowed money to gift a car to Pankaj, which he had demanded. But Pankaj and his family members used to torture her on one pretext or the other, though they never directly demanded dowry. A few days back, Kirti suffered eardrum rupture after she was slapped by her husband.
Inspector Sumit Kumar of Sector 5 said, “We were informed about Kirti’s death on Saturday evening. We got a call from Mahesh and sent a team to Pankaj’ s house in Ashok Vihar Phase 1. We took the body in our custody and sent it for an autopsy. On Sunday, we arrested Pankaj and Naseem Ahmad for the murder.”
Pankaj told the police that he was unhappy with his wife’s bad behaviour and killed her while she was asleep. He further added, “It was Naseem who gave me the idea to kill my wife and even helped me purchase a knife, used in the murder.”
Both have been booked under sections 302 (murder) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of IPC. Pankaj’s family members are also under the scanner.