Muslim Man arrested for murdering & burying Hindu Wife – Assam

A Muslim man who escaped from police custody after being arrested for killing his Hindu wife, has surrendered on Monday before police in Guwahati, Assam.

Jewel Khan is charged with killing his wife Susmita Rajbongshi for dowry and burying her in a graveyard. He claimed that she died of Japanese Encephalitis, but Susmita’s mother suspected it to be a case of murder and moved the court.

Susmita Rajbongshi with her husband Jewel Khan who is accused of murdering her (Source: Parag News)

As per a report in Time8.in

“Jewel Khan, who escaped from the Hatigaon police custody on July 31st, 2019, surrendered before the city police on August 6th, 2019. He was arrested from Guwahati’s Sijubari area on July 30th, 2019 on charges of allegedly killing his wife Susmita Rajbongshi for dowry.

Accused Khan was taken for a medical examination when he took advantage of the situation and swiftly fled from the spot. He was arrested under sections 304B (punishable offence of dowry death) and 34 (criminal act) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) of case no 540/2019 registered at the Hatigaon police station.

On August 5th, 2019, the Hatigaon police exhumed the body of his wife – Susmita Rajbongshi from a graveyard in Hatigaon in the city. Earlier, police stated that the Susmita had died due to Japanese Encephalitis on July 26th, 2019. But, the deceased’s mother suspected it to be a case of murder and moved the court. Later, the court asked the police to carry out a post-mortem.”

Additional coverage of the case can be seen here & here


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