Hindu doctor’s wife marries Muslim driver; later killed by second husband and his father

Two weeks after a woman’s body was found in a pond at Badshahpur village in UP’s Bijnore district, chilling details of the crime have surfaced during investigation by the district police, reports Times of India.

The 32-year-old victim, Rashmi alias Reshma, was earlier married to a doctor Anurag Jha, had fallen in love with their driver Shahnawaaz and married the latter in 2016. Facing financial crisis, Shahnawaz had sold off her jewellery some weeks ago. When she demanded her ornaments back, he and his father Ali Nawaaz killed the woman. Police on Wednesday arrested the accused driver, Shahnawaaz, and his father, Ali Nawaaz, for the crime.

“Jha would often hire Shahnawaaz’s car to go on trips. Over the months, the accused driver began frequenting the doctor’s house and became close with Reshma. When Jha came to know about the illicit relationship, Reshma left him and began living in Delhi’s Rohini area in 2016. She was soon joined by Shahnawaaz and the duo later married following Reshma’s conversion to Islam,” said superintendent of police (SP), Bijnor, Umesh Singh.

Suffering a financial crisis, Shahnawaaz had recently sold his car and then her jewellery worth Rs 7 lakh. The couple also returned to Shahnawaaz’s native Kaziwala village in the district.

During interrogation, Shahnawaaz told cops that he was upset due to frequent tiffs with his wife over depleting finances. Soon, he and his father Ali Nawaaz hatched a plan to eliminate Reshma. They hit the woman in her head with a stone and later stuffed the body in a plastic bag on the night of September 17. After committing the crime, the culprits left their village.

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