Jealous of her wife’s obsession with Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan, a 33-year-old man in the US allegedly stabbed his wife to death and then hanged himself, according to a report in The New York Post.
As per the report, on November 8, 2019, Dineshwar Budhidat of Queens stabbed his wife Donne Dojoy, 27, who worked as a bartender and then hanged himself from a tree.
Budhidat was "extremely jealous" because his wife was a huge fan of Hrithik, Dojoy's friends told The Post, adding that her liking for the actor sent him into fits of rage.
"She told me when she was at home watching a movie or listening to a song (with Hrithik in it), he would ask her to take it off because he would get so jealous," Mala Ramdhani, Dojoy’s colleague said.
"Any movie Hrithik acted in, she wanted to see it," Ramdhani added.
The report said Dojoy had moved out of her apartment where she lived in with her husband but had agreed to stop by the place to watch a movie and be with Budhidat. But later in the evening, Budhidat texted his wife's sister, saying he had killed her, and instructing that the key to the apartment could be found under a flower pot, police sources said.
Later, he hanged himself from a tree in a field nearby, the report said.
The New York Daily News reported that Budhidat had assaulted her weeks after they got married in July. Dojoy even had an order of protection against Budhidat that came in a court case which stemmed from his arrest in August for slapping and strangling Dojoy a week earlier inside their Queens apartment.
"I think he loved her but at the same time, he was obsessed with her, because of the type of job she did," Rodney, a friend of Dojoy's, said in the report. "She looked good, she always made her money, so he was probably jealous of her."
Dojoy had told her friends that he was controlling and even violent with her at times. "She talked about him abusing her, controlling her, beating her, scaring her, threatening to kill her," Rodney said adding that "She never took it seriously because she loved him."
(With inputs from agencies)