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Pregnant woman killed,husband tied and gagged

A pregnant woman was murdered,while her husband was found with his hands and legs tied and mouth taped at their home in Southwest Delhi’s Chawla area on Thursday morning.

A pregnant woman was murdered,while her husband was found with his hands and legs tied and mouth taped at their home in Southwest Delhi’s Chawla area on Thursday morning. The room was ransacked.

Shama (25),who was in her ninth month of pregnancy,was also gagged and her hands tied. She and Latif (30) had been married for six years.

Police said Latif alleged that robbers overpowered him,killed his wife and ransacked the room. But nothing was found missing from the house,police said.

“We have ordered an SDM inquiry since the couple had been married for six years. We are investigating if it is a case of dowry harassment. We’re probing all angles,” a police officer said.

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Police said Latif’s brother Suresh,who was in an adjacent room with his wife,woke up when he heard a commotion in the other room. “He went in and found Latif on the floor with his hands and legs tied. Shama was on the bed. Her hands were tied and mouth was taped,too,” an officer said.

Soon he made a PCR call and Shama was taken to hospital,where she was declared dead on arrival.

Latif is a daily wage earner,while his brother is a driver.

First published on: 21-09-2012 at 12:54:45 am
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