On Tuesday, a 35-year-old man was arrested by the Delhi police for killing his two wives as he got tired of their frequent fights.
Reportedly, the accused identified as Jamshed Alam, hailing from Bihar, allegedly killed his wives Ismat Parveen (34) and Jabeena (45) by strangulating them. After committing the crime he had fled to his native village in Araria in Bihar with his 13-year-old son and was later arrested when he returned to Delhi on a tip-off.
During interrogation, he allegedly revealed that he had married Ismat about 20 years ago and had also been living with Jabeena for the last 10 years. The three had come to Delhi from the village about three years ago and he started working as a labourer.
Frustrated with the low income, Alam’s wives often had fights with each other. Alam had even sought a divorce from his wives last year, but they did not agree to it. Zabeena had also accused Alam of not being able to give her a child. Finally, fed up of these fights, Alam decided to kill his wives to live ‘peacefully’.
Initially, Alam had planned to use one of his wives to kill the other and then kill her too. He devised a plan with Zabeena to kill his first wife Parveen. On June 26, Alam and his wives had dinner together and soon a fight started. Alam strangled Parveen with a chunni and then caught Zabeena unawares and throttled her as well before fleeing the house.
According to the police officials, the PCR received a call on June 27 from neighbours about a bad smell emanating from the house. A team led by DCP (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal reached the spot and broke open the locked door. “The team found two bodies. A special team comprising ACP Gursewak Singh Dhillon and others was formed to investigate the case,” said Devesh Shrivastava, joint commissioner, southern range.