Manju and the man died due to burn injuries
An Indian husband was arrested for murdering his wife, their baby daughter and another man as he suspected that she was having an affair.
The three victims were discovered dead on January 21, 2020, at the woman’s rented home in the Durg district of Chhattisgarh.
Police discovered that the woman, identified as 25-year-old Manju Suryavanshi, and the man had their mouths taped shut.
Their arms and legs were also tied up. It was revealed that Manju and the man’s bodies had been partially set on fire. The infant is believed to have died of suffocation due to smoke that emitted from the blaze.
The man is yet to be identified.
Police arrested Manju’s husband Ravi Sharma on suspicion of murdering the three people.
During the investigation, police found out that Manju’s mother received a phone call at 4 am on the day of the murder from an unknown person.
The person claimed that her daughter and son-in-law were engulfed in flames at their home. Manju’s mother then called the police.
Police and firefighters arrived at the scene. Once the fire was put out, police found the three victims.
Manju and the man died due to burn injuries, while the child suffocated to death.
Initially, police thought that the dead man was Manju’s husband but later realised it was someone else. Officers are working to identify the man.
Police also found words scribbled on the front door, which indicates that the Indian husband suspected his wife’s character.
The writing claimed that Manju was in a “relationship with many.”
The perpetrator wrote that Manju’s supposed affairs led to his brother committing suicide. The suspect also threatened to kill her entire family.
Manju had been married to a man named Manish but later divorced him. She eventually married Sharma.
After registering a case of a triple murder, officers launched a search for Sharma.
Police found that the caller to Manju’s mother had used Manju’s mobile phone. Police traced the call to Durg Railway Station.
The phone was later switched off. When police reviewed the CCTV, they spotted Sharma.
He was later located at Rourkela station and subsequently arrested by the Government Railway Police.
Sharma was brought back to Durg and is in custody while the investigation continues. Police suspect that there was an accomplice based on the gruesome nature of the murder.
While it will not be known until police gather more evidence, it is believed that Sharma killed the man as he thought that he was his wife’s lover.