JAIPUR: A man allegedly strangulated his wife over a petty issue at their rented accommodation at Purani Vidhyadhar Nagar under the Vidhyadhar police station area on Sunday. Harkesh Thackrey (55) used a piece of cloth to strangulate Rekha (45) over a family dispute. The couple has three children aged between 16 and 22. None of them were at home when the incident happened.
The victim was rushed to the Kanwatia Hospital by neighbours where doctors declared her brought dead due to choking. The body was sent for the post mortem. Police have detained Harkesh in connection with the murder.
Harkesh informed his eldest son about the incident over phone and confessed to him for killing his mother. “Prima facie it appears that marital disputes among them were common. It became intense since Harkesh met with an accident and was at home without work,” said Vidhyadhar Nagar SHO Virendra Kureel.
Police have collected the evidence from the crime spot which suggest that the accused had first used utensils to hit the victim. The injury mark around the neck suggests that the accused had used force that killed the victim instantly. Police are taking the statements of the couple’s children. “The accused seemed to be under financial stress as per the statements of children and neighbours,” said police.
The family is a native of UP and had shifted to Jaipur for a better life. The couple’s two sons were supporting their family while their teenager daughter is a student.