A senior executive with a consultancy firm was arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife to death at their home in Gurgaon, police said.
Rajnish Singh (44), an alumnus of IIM-Ahmedabad, suspected his wife Shweta Bindra (36) of having an illicit affair and after an argument yesterday he stabbed her several times in the chest and stomach, said Jitnedra Rana, Station House Officer, Badshapur.
They were staying in a flat at Parsvanath Green Ville, on Sohna road in Gurgaon. The couple also ran a play school in the locality.
Singh himself informed the police and Shweta’s parents about the incident and confessed to his crime.
The couple was married for nine years and had three children. When the incident occurred, their 7-year-old daughter and 11-month-old son were at the home while their 5-year-old daughter was away at a relative’s residence.
According to the SHO, Singh suspected his wife of having an illicit relationship with another person and despite his requests, she continued to contact that person.
After the couple had an argument yesterday morning, Singh stabbed Shweta several times in the chest and stomach using a kitchen knife, he said.
A post-mortem examination would be conducted this evening, Mr Rana said, adding that the accused would also be produced before a Judicial Magistrate today and his police custody would be sought.