Man held for killing wife by pushing her before moving train in Maharashtra’s Palghar


A man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife by pushing her before a moving train at Vasai Road railway station in Maharashtra’s Palghar district.

Man held for killing wife by pushing her in front of moving train in Maharashtra’s Palghar

A man allegedly killed his wife, who was sleeping on a railway platform, by pushing her onto the tracks. (Photo: Screengrab)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A man allegedly killed his wife by pushing her in front of moving train in Maharashtra’s Palghar
  • The entire incident was caught on CCTV camera
  • Police have arrested the accused

Thane police have arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife by pushing her before a moving train at Vasai Road railway station in neighbouring Palghar district of Maharashtra.

A CCTV footage of the incident, that took place around 4 am on Monday, showed the man, in his 30s, waking up his sleeping wife, dragging her to the edge of the railway platform and pushing her on the tracks in the path of the Awadh Express train.

The victim died on the spot and the badly mutilated body was later sent for postmortem. The CCTV footage also showed the man picking up his two children with a backpack and fleeing the platform after the incident. He was later spotted boarding a train to Dadar in Mumbai and from there to Kalyan in Thane.

ACCUSED ARRESTED

Police nabbed the accused late on Monday night from Thane’s Bhiwandi town.

The official said a preliminary probe revealed the woman had gone out for two days with a friend of her husband, which annoyed him and both had a quarrel over it. The preliminary investigation also indicated that the man doubted his wife’s character and this led to the incident, he said.

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