A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested for the murder of her husband in Bhiwandi.
When did the incident happen?
The death, which happened on August 18, was initially made out to be an accident. But an investigation by the police on a complaint by the man's father, revealed that he was beaten to death by the duo and two hired accomplices.
When were they arrested?
The woman, Azrunisa, 20, her lover, Kalim, 20, and the two others, Feroz, 29, and Ayub, were arrested on Sunday and they have been charged for murder, abetment and concealing the offence, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
They were produced before the sessions court on Monday and remanded to police custody till September 7.
How did the man die?
Ramzan Momin, in his 20s, had returned from work to his home in Samadnagar and he was sleeping when he was attacked. The four pinned him down, gagged him and beat him severely till he succumbed.
What did the wife tell cops?
While the three men fled from the spot, in the morning Azrunisa informed the police that her husband would not wake up and she suspected something was wrong.
When the cops visited the house, she told them that Ramzan had said he had had a fall from his bike when returning home,. There were some injuries on his lips, but he took some medicine and went to bed.
How did cops find out the man was murdered?
The police registered a case of accidental death. But Ramzan's father complained to the police that he suspected he had been murdered. A postmortem did not find signs of external injuries due to any accident, but revealed internal injuries as the cause of death.
"Kalim is the son of Azrunisa's uncle and the two had been friendly even before got married," said N Rode, senior police inspector. "During the three years that they were married, Ramzan realised that his wife was involved in an affair and he had warned them against it. But they ignored him."