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Man held for wife’s murder

A 45-year-old man from Rajasthan has been arrested in Kandivli for allegedly murdering his ailing wife by burying her alive into a pit at his home in Rajasmandh district in April.

The accused, identified as Chandmal Jain, was picked by Samta Nagar police from Ashok Nagar area on Monday where he was hiding at his relative’s place.

Jain, a resident of Majeragaon village, had allegedly murdered his wife, Sarita as he was fed up with her illness, according to police.

Police said that Jain had made labourers dig a pit for toilet at his home which he used to bury Sarita.

Apparently to mislead the police, he had lodged a missing complaint at Kelwada police station in Rajasthan alleging that Sarita had left their home without his knowledge and took cash worth Rs 5,000 with her.

However, investigations by Kelwada police led them to Sarita’s body.

On information by their Rajasthan counterparts, local police traced Jain in Kandivli.

He is being handed over to Rajasthan police.

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