After a heated exchange of words, Kumar whipped out a knife and stabbed her several times.
Mumbai: A 32-year-old man, working as a salesman in Mumbai, killed his 35-year-old wife by repeatedly stabbing her with a knife at her workplace in Bhayandar Tuesday morning.
After assaulting his wife, the man calmly walked to the local police station with the murder weapon which he surrendered before the police and confessed to the crime.
The accused - identified as Kumar Bhoir, a resident of Murdha village on the Uttan Road near Bhayandar - suspected that his wife was having an extramarital affair which apparently triggered the murder.
According to the police, the incident was reported at around 10.30 am, from the office of a tax consultancy firm located on the ground floor of Venkates-hwara Building in Bhaya-ndar (west) where the dec-eased woman, Veena Bho-ir (35), worked for the past more than eight years.
Kumar and Veena were married for the past 14 years but there was marital discord between the childless couple for the past couple of years. Veena had left her home earlier this month, following which, Kumar registered a missing persons’ complaint at the Bhayandar police station on January 2.
After learning that his wife had resumed duty after remaining absent since her disappearance, Kumar landed at her office and picked a quarrel with her. After a heated exchange of words, Kumar whipped out a knife and stabbed her several times.
The sweeper of the building rushed Veena to the civic hospital where she was declared brought dead. “There are around 15 to 16 stab wounds on her body which has been sent for a post-mortem. Her husband is in our custody and the process of registering a case against him is underway,” said an investigating officer.