The Aligarh police on June 14, 2019, arrested two persons in connection with the murder of a 32-year-old woman, who was allegedly killed for refusing to have sexual relations with a tantrik so that the family could become “rich”.According to the police, the woman, Rajni, was drowned in Ganga river by her husband, Maanpal Singh (35) on June 12, 2019, after she refused to have sex with the tantrik, Santdas Jharkhandi, who hails from Bihar.Her body was recovered by the divers on June 13, 2019, following a complaint lodged by the deceased’s brother Rajesh Singh accusing his brother-in-law for allegedly killing his sister.Singh told police that he went to his sister’s house on June 12, 2019, before taking a holy dip in the river on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra. During their conversation, Rajni told him about the tantrik and his offer of making her husband rich, if she developed sexual relations with him. Rajesh advised his brother-in-law to stay away from the tantrik and left the house.
According to the deceased family, the couple got married nine years ago. Rajni’s husband, who was working in his own farmland, started taking drugs after he came in contact with the tantrik.Police said that the accused was a good swimmer and left the deceased’s body in the middle of the river so that no one can locate it.
Speaking to the media, senior superintendent of police, Akash Kulhary, said that both the accused have been arrested within 24 hours of the incident. He said that the tantrik was a drug addict and he was earlier nabbed with 700 gram heroin with his associates by the Mathura police.Both the accused have confessed to the crime, Kulhary added.A case has been registered under Sections 302 (murder)
, 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of offence)
, 120 B (criminal conspiracy)
, 504 (Intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace)
, 506 (criminal intimidation)
, and 323 (voluntarily causes hurt)
of the Indian Penal Code, 1860
, on the complaint filed by the deceased’s brother.