Apr 4, 2010

Wife Strangled by Husband for Casting 'Wrong' Vote


Joel Joseph, TNN, Jun 14, 2010 ( joel.joseph@timesgroup.com )

NUH (HARYANA): A 25-year-old woman was allegedly killed by her husband in Malab village in Nuh district, around 30km from Gurgaon, after she did not vote for the candidate her husband asked her to and instead voted for one of her relatives in the sarpanch elections, which were held on Saturday.

Her relatives and local villagers blocked traffic on Sohna road for several hours on Sunday evening demanding the arrest of her husband.

According to police, Tahira was strangulated by her husband Shahid after she voted for Kamaal, who was standing for the post of sarpanch of Malab village. Tahira’s sister Ruksana is Kamaal’s sister-in-law.

‘‘The incident happened on Saturday night after the election. It seems Tahira’s husband Shahid was furious she voted for Kamaal though he had asked her not to. In a fit of rage, he strangled her. Her husband and in-laws managed to flee, but we will arrest them soon,’’ said Ram Singh Bishnoi, SP, Mewat.

‘‘There was a lot of resentment among the locals and they blocked the traffic on Sohna road for several hours, demanding the husband and in-laws be arrested soon. They also wanted postmortem to be conducted again. We have sent the body to the Rohtak district hospital where postmortem will be conducted again. The viscera report is still awaited,’’ Bishnoi added.