Wife, lover murder youth in Amreli

AMRELI: In yet another gruesome murder, a youth was killed by his wife and her paramour in Amreli. The body was hidden in a sack for 20 hours before it was dumped in a river.

The woman came to the police and confessed a day after the body was discovered. Police have arrested her and started hunting for her lover. She has been remanded to police custody till July 21.

Amreli police officials said Hansa Vala, 30, married Amru Vala 13 years ago.. It was a love marriage. But, as Amru dealt in liquor and was a habitual drinker, the couple fought often. Hansa had left their home a few years ago with her two children, now aged 10 and 7.

She got into a relationship with Raju Bhaiya. As Amru threatened to kill her, she registered a police complaint and he was sent to jail. On the night of July 5, when Hansa was at her home in Baharpura area of the city with Raju, Amru appeared and picked up a fight.

After a scuffle, in which Amru’s throat was slit by Raju, Hansa and Raju fled leaving Amru’s body in a sack in the house. On July 6, Raju returned with his friend Montu Bharti and took the sack on a bike and dumped it in Thebi river.

Police found the body on July 15 after locals of nearby Fatehpur village informed them. Police have arrested Montu for aiding the murder but Raju is still at large. “We have allowed Hansa to keep her two children with her till the remand is over. Then we will send them to an orphanage,” said investigating officer of Amreli police BB Sonara.

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