A 35-year-old man allegedly shot his wife on Wednesday evening and critically injured his mother-in-law as he suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship in Ghaziabad.
The man reportedly drove with his wife’s body in a Santro from Masuri to Hapur Chungi, a distance of about five-six kilometers, before being nabbed by the police.
The murder allegedly took place in Gangapuram locality under Masuri police station where the accused, Satendra Teotia, lived with his family — wife Raj Kumari and three minor children. Police said that around 5pm, Teotia drove his wife to nearby fields in his car and shot at her thrice.
“He came back to his residence, leaving her body in the car and went inside the house to fetch something. When locals saw the bleeding woman, they tried to pull her out but the accused returned and drove her away. He then drove to his mother-in-law’s house at Krishna Garden locality, which falls under the Kavi Nagar police station area,” a police officer said.
Teotia then fired two shots at his mother-in-law Indrani and left the place in his car towards Hapur Chungi where he was finally nabbed by police and his wife’s body was recovered, police said.
“His mother-in-law was admitted in a critical state to a private hospital. Satendra was arrested along with country-made weapons. During questioning, he said that the relationship between him and his wife was not cordial and both had frequent altercations. He said that his wife did not like him and did not pay proper attention to him,” said Deepak Kumar, senior superintendent of police, Ghaziabad.
Satendra also told police that he is a post-graduate and has also taught in some private colleges in Ghaziabad. His family had opened up a dairy farm and Satendra operated it full time.
Satendra and Raj Kumari got married in December, 2003, and had two daughters and a boy. Police said that they recovered two country-made weapons from the possession of the accused.