TV Anchor, Two Others Arrested For Wife’s Murder In Etawah (Representational Image) (Photo Credit: File Photo)
A Delhi-based TV anchor, along with two others, was arrested by Etawah Police on Thursday for the murder of his wife. According to the police, Divya Mishra, wife of TV anchor Ajitesh Mishra, was found murdered at the latter’s Katra Bal Singh Mohalla residence in Etawah on October 14.
Cracking the case soon after the tragic incident was reported, Etawah police arrested Ajitesh and his alleged lover Bhawna Arya of Delhi and his friend Akhil Kumar Singh, for the murder. It is to be noted that all the three were working together at a TV channel based in New Delhi.
The Etawah police further said that on the complaint of Divya’s father-in-law Pramod Mishra, a case was registered on Monday against unidentified persons and subsequently an investigation was carried out with the help of forensic experts and dog squad.
SSP Etawah Santosh Kumar Mishra said, “During interrogation Ajitesh confessed that after his 27-year-old wife Divya came to know about his illicit relationship with another woman, she used to quarrel often.”
The police officer stated that the couple’s relationship had turned sour even more after October 7, when Divya had entered into a verbal dual with Ajitesh’s lover Bhawna on phone. Thereafter, in order to remove Divya from his way, Ajitesh hatched the plan to eliminate her. “He sought help from his colleague Akhil Kumar Singh,” said SSP Santosh Kumar Mishra.
“On October 14, as per plan, Akhil reached Ajitesh’s Katra Nal Singh Mohalla residence. As Akhil was known to Divya, she gave him due welcome. Later, while Divya was showing him her marriage album, he attacked her with a flower pot repeatedly till she fainted and fell on the floor and succumbed to wounds. He thereafter escaped from the crime scene,” officer Mishra added.