Jamshedpur: 40-year-old army jawan arrested for killing wife

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Jamshedpur: The police arrested 40-year-old army jawan, Gopal Kumar, accused of killing his wife at his house in Shashrinagar under Kadma police station area on Sunday evening.

Police had first detained Gopal after the family members  had said the police that he (Gopal) murdered his wife Mamta Devi in demand for dowry.  The police arrested the accused, after the deceased’s mother Laxmi Devi, who is a resident of Bagbera lodged a formal FIR with the Kadma police station .

OC, Kadma police station , Vinay Kumar said that they have sent Gopal Kumar to Ghaghidih Central Jail after producing him before a judicial magistrate on charge of murder.

” We are going to carry a thorough investigating. We will submit a charge-sheet against the accused,” said Kumar.

According to a police officer, though the preliminary probe suggested that it was a case of suicide, but after getting to know that Gopal who is a former Army jawan would torture his wife, they considered that the accused must be responsible for Mamta’s death even if she committed suicide.

“Moreover, when the victim’s mother Laxmi Devi lodged an FIR alleging her son-in-law to have killed the woman, we had no other option than to arrest him,” said the police officer. According to the FIR, Gopal would assault Mamta (32) under the influence of liquor on regular basis.

” As per our probe the accused had demanded the victim to pay Rs 10 lakh and when she expressed her inability to meet the demand, he had started torturing even more.  He had assaulted Mamta on Saturday night and also on Sunday morning.  In the morning, we got a call from the Kadma police that Mamta Devi is dead,” Laxmi Devi has said in the FIR, alleging that her daughter was strangulated to death by Gopal. Mamta was married four years ago and she was pregnant by two months.

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