Pune: Doubting wife's fidelity, a 45-year-old farmer murdered his wife and buried her body in his own house for 10 days at Bhaatnimgaon village in Indapur taluka about 140 km from Pune. Moreover, the farmer had planed to murder his daughter too, but failed to execute the plan as he was arrested by the police.
The accused has been identified as Sudhir Shamrao Sarjerao, who was a truck driver for a few years and presently a farmer. He was staying with his son, daughter and wife at the village.
In order to hush up the matter, Sudhir had lodged a missing complaint of his wife, Sangita with Indapur police station on April 9. He even used to accompany his wife's relatives in search of his deceased wife.
The incident came to light after the foul smell started coming out from the house. Out of curiosity, his son exhume the pit and found his mother's saree in it. Following which, he immediately called up his maternal uncle to his house.
Speaking to dna, police inspector Bandopant Kaundbhaire of Indapur police station said, "After smelling the foul, relatives of Sangita came to the house and exhumed the body from the pit. We immediately detained Sudhir and grilled him, consequently he spilled the bean. We have arrested him in the case."
During the course of interrogation, Sudhir told the police that he had also planned to kill his daughter as she always used to support her mother but he failed to do so.
"Prima facie, we came to know that Sudhir was alcoholic and was suspicious about Sangita's fidelity. He would harass her and pic up fights over trivial issues. Moreover, Sudhir was not paying enough attention to his family and had also sold his three acre land in the past. Sangita used to work as a labourer in a village farm to get the both ends meet," Kaundbhaire added.