Kumar Rajiv Nayan

Ara : Bhojpur police on November 24, 2020, arrested Harendra Singh of Komal Tola under Narayanpur police station and sent him to jail for allegedly killing his wife.

Bhojpur SP Har Kishore Rai said that Harendra Singh had borrowed money from Rakesh Yadav and Rajendra Yadav of Komal Tola under Narayanpur police station but did not return the money. When they demanded their money, Harendra Singh hatched a plan to implicate them in false case. The SP said that to execute his plan, he sent message on his mobile from the mobile of his wife demanding extortion amount.

Meanwhile, he had a tiff with his wife on November 1, 2020, and his shot at and injured her when she was sleeping around midnight and threw the pistol and blank cartridge into a river canal. He fabricated a story before police saying that Rajendra Yadav and Rakesh Yadav had demanded rangdari of Rs 10 lakh and when he failed to pay the extortion amount, they fired on them through the window of his house in which his wife Asha Devi was seriously injured though he escaped unhurt. He also gave a cellphone to the police saying the miscreants left it while escaping from the scene. Later, Asha Devi succumbed to her injuries during treatment. Police lodged a named FIR and arrested Rajendra Yadav and Rakesh Yadav and sent them to jai, the SP addedl.

The SP further said that Harendra Singh used the cellphone of his father-in-law and a SIM which he had stolen from a villager to implicate Rajesh Yadav and Rajendra Yadav. He sent message to his wife on September 14, 2020, and again on November 1, 2020. When police got the CDR of the mobile, the mystery was solved and police arrested Harendra Singh who confessed before police that he had killed his wife to implicate Rajendra Yadav and Rakesh Yadav, the SP said.

The SP said that Harendra Singh was facing financial crisis when Rajendra Yadav and Rakesh Yadav were demanding their Rs 1.5 lakh. He tried to sell out his car or a piece of his land but the car and the land belonged to all the family members and so he failed in his venture. And at last he killed his wife Asha Devi in drunken state on November 1, 2020,night and implicated Rajendra Yadav and Rakesh Yadav of the village in an extortion case and killing his wife, the SP added.