The police revealed that the deceased has been identified as Anita Rani, 35, and had given birth to the fifth girl child only four months back. The police said that the incident took place on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday when the accused, Rakesh Kumar, had landed in arguments with his wife Anita and then suddenly he got furious and strangulated his wife with a rope lying in the house.
The police have booked the accused under sections of the IPC, including murder and for attempted suicide. The police revealed that accused was working as a labourer and was also under depression following financials constraints.
Gurjeet Singh, investigation officer in the case, said, “The accused, Rakesh, strangulated his wife at night and left the house where all his five daughters were crying. One of the neighbours was informed by the eldest daughter, 12 years old, about the incident and the police were informed by the morning. Later, when the post-mortem was being conducted at civil hospital, the accused, Rakesh, suddenly appeared near the Ambulance 108 where the body of his wife Anita was about to be shifted into the mortuary. Rakesh, within no time, in all guilt, slit his throat with a sharp-edged weapon. He was immediately rushed to the doctors at the hospital and was saved but he faced severe injuries. We could not record his statement as he was declared unfit for it by the doctors. However, a case was registered under sections 302 (murder) and 309 (punishment for attempted suicide).”
The police added that the post-mortem of the deceased woman has been conducted and the body was handed over to the family members for cremation to take place.
The police said that further probe into the matter is on, but primarily it had come to light that the accused was annoyed over his wife for giving birth to a girl child for the fifth time. The police added that all the five girls were under the custody of real sisters of the deceased woman who were living in nearby villages of Jhinjar village.