Hyderabad man arrested for killing wife 15 years ago

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Hyderabad man arrested for killing wife 15 years ago
Hyderabad man arrested for killing wife 15 years ago

Hyderabad : A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife 15 years ago in Hyderabad. The 42-year-old man was caught in Bengaluru.

According to the police, Tarun Jinaraj had fled the city after a couple of days of murder and also remarried to another woman.

Ahmedabad Detection of Crime branch (DCB) cracked the case and brought the accused man back in Hyderabad on transit remand. Tarun has confessed to his crime and revealed that strangulated his wife Sajni, 26, on February 14, 2003 - three months after marriage - and showed it to be an act of burglars.

It has been claimed that he killed his then wife to pursue a relationship with his girlfriend from before marriage.

Police said that when the needle of suspicion pointed towards Tarun during the probe into the murder, he fled after withdrawing Rs 11,000 from Sajni’s account. Several police teams tried to trace him, but no avail. The teams traced some of his relatives and had been trying to locate him.

DCB officials recently visited Tarun’s mother Annama Chako at her home in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, and spoke to the neighbours. “They told us she has two sons — one lives in the south and the other in Ahmedabad. We then found that she often visits Kerala and Bengaluru. In Kerala, she went to a religious place,” a DCB official said. Police also found that Anamma received calls from a landline number registered with Oracle in Bengaluru and a cellphone number registered in the name of Nisha, Tarun’s current wife.

The police then zeroed in on the Bengaluru address. “We were surprised to see the landline number. We went to the firm and inquired whether it has an employee named Tarun Jinaraj. But they couldn’t find out,” said a source.