21-year-old cook arrested for killing wife

21-year-old cook arrested for killing wife

A 21 year old man was arrested for allegedly killing his wife and destroying the evidence in Vasai City of Palghar District, Police said on Tuesday.

The Valiv police arrested Kamal Prem Thapa from Nepali Chawl in Pelhar area and booked him under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), said Dr. Ashwini Patil, deputy superintendent of police (Vasai Division),

The accused, who was employed as a cook in a hotel, frequently quarreled with his 20 year old wife, an official said.

On the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday, the accused allegedly killed his wife and hanged her body from a tree in his neighbors farm, he said. It was ostensibly done with an intention to pass off the murder as suicide.

The victims body has been sent for post-mortem and the police is probing to ascertain the motive behind the killing, he added.

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