Woman, Paramour Held For Killing Her Husband

Rihana Begam, Akbar, Kalith Ahmed - Sakshi Post

Vellore: The Wallajahpet police arrested a married woman and three others for murdering the woman's husband which in Vellore last month.

According to the police, the victim Asif Akbar was found dead on the roadside of Ranipet on September 7th. The police suspected that it was a murder when strangulation marks were found on his neck. The police started probing the matter and suspected that the accused is his wife Rihana Begam (27).

"The police also checked the call records and found that Rihana has an extramarital affair with Khalid Ahmed. They plotted to kill Asif along with his friends Vivek (23), Satish (24) and R Loganathan (24 ) when he learned about the matter," the Wallajahpet police officer said.

One of the accused Khalid Ahmed who went absconding after the murder, surrendered in the court in Kancheepuram district on Wednesday.

In a similar incident recently, a couple committed suicide at Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy temple, Vemulavada. The deceased were identified as Racharla Mounika (26) from Bellampalli, Manchiryala and auto driver Vishnuvardhan (26) from Lingapur, Bellampalli. Both of them consumed poison and committed suicide. It is learned that the couple were in an extramarital relationship.

According to the police, CI Venkataswamy, Mounika and Vishnuvardhan came to visit Vemulavada temple on Saturday. They stayed in a private lodge and extended their stay till Tuesday.

On Tuesday. the management suspected something amiss when the couple didn't open the door. Later they found that both were dead and informed police. The police found a suicide note and Aadhar card in the room. Based on the address on the Aadhar card, the police informed the victim's relatives.

It is learned that Vishnuvardhan and Mounika had been in a relationship for sometime. Meanwhile, Mounika got married to Ashok eight years ago. The couple had two children, Amrutha Varshini (7) and Aaryan (4). Mounika was pursuing her third year of MPHW course in a local government college.

Mounika and Vishnuvardhan continued their relationship after her marriage, the police discovered as per the suicide note. It is also learned that there were rifts between Mounika and Ashok when he came to know of the extramarital affair of his wife. Mounika used to go to a government hospital to attend practicals daily in Vishnu's auto.

Finally, they said, the decided to commit suicide since society will not accept their relationship and they felt they would fail to come together.

They mentioned in the suicide note that they were in love with each other from their 10th class and that her marriage was performed against her wishes, CI Venkata Swamy said. The bodies were shifted to the local government hospital and handed them to their relatives after the postmortem.

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