The Delhi police have arrested the wife of an Indian Air Force sergeant for allegedly strangling the officer with the help of her teen lover in Subroto park on April 10.
According to police, Sudha Chandra killed her husband with the help of her young lover, who is the son of another IAF officer living in their neighbourhood. Sudha then spread the news
the news that her husband had died of cardiac arrest.
The police said Sudha took her husband to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. She also managed to get the death certificate to cement her theory of cardiac arrest.
However, post-mortem report of the body spoiled her party. After finding that the IAF officer had died of asphyxiation, doctors alerted the police. A case was registered on May 6, leading to Sudha's interrogation.
"She claimed innocence initially but later gave in to sustained questioning. We have arrested her and the minor. He has been sent to a juvenile home," said an police officer.
The couple who originally hailed from UP had been married for the last seven years and have a four-year-old daughter. For the past one and a half years, their marriage was going through a rough patch.
Meanwhile, Sudha got into a relationship with the minor boy. When Ramesh learnt about the affair, he took to drinking. This put further strain on their marriage.
"Since her husband was drinking too much, she told us that she didn't want to spoil her daughter's future life. She decided to get rid of him with the help of her lover," said the officer.