A doctor allegedly pushed his ex-wife off a cliff and updated her social media to make it seem like she was still alive.
Dr Dharmendra Pratap Singh has been arrested in connection with the death of Rakhi Srivastava, after allegedly drugging her and pushing her down a hill.
According to police, Singh admitted meeting Ms Srivastava, then offering her drinks laced with sedative and pushed her from a cliff in Pokhara, Nepal, June 3.
Ms Srivastava, who was lived in the area of Shahpur in Uttar Pradesh, India, was reported missing by her brother, who alleged she had been abducted by her second husband, according to Indian media.
But police began examining Singh’s phone calls and arrested two of his alleged accomplices, Pramod Kumar Singh and Deshdeepak Nishad, on Saturday.
Police say Singh regularly changed Ms Srivastava’s Facebook with updates from her phone in the months after her death in an attempt to fool police and her family.
But her phone was found in October where police say it had been tracked to Guwahati, around 1,247 miles away from where she lived in Uttar Pradesh.
Singh confessed to the police that he sent the alleged victim’s phone to Guwahati via another accomplice, police said.
STF IG Amitabh Yash told the Times of India: ‘We arrested the doctor and his two accomplices for killing Rakhi.
‘Dr Singh and his two aides went to Nepal and took Rakhi out where offered her a sedative-laced drink and pushed her off a cliff in Pokhra.
‘However, even after killing Rakhi, they kept updating her social media account through her mobile phone.’
Singh was said to have married Ms Srivastava, who runs a nursing home, in secret in 2011 while still married to another woman.
When his wife found out the couple parted ways and the couple fell out over property ownership, police told the Times of India.
Source: Daily Mail