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Man, wife held for murder of sister-in-law in Ahmedabad | Ahmedabad News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad crime branch has detained a man and his wife, both residents of Sola, for their alleged involvement in the murder of his sister-in-law with whom he had eloped in 2019. According to police, the victim was given sedatives and thrown in Narmada canal near Zundal Circle.
The crime branch on Tuesday detained Hitendra Patel (50) and his wife Punita (45). The two are currently staying in Amiyapur village but are originally residents of Science City area in Sola. Crime branch officials said that in January 2020, Sanand police had found a body which was later identified as that of one Komal. The husband and wife were then named as accused in the murder case and were absconding since then.
The two were detained and during interrogation, the duo revealed that in 2019 Hitendra had eloped with his sister-in-law Komal. Komla had one child and she had taken the kid along.
During interrogation, Hitendra informed the cops that after living with Komal for nearly six months, he met his wife Punita and admitted that it was his mistake to elope with Komal. He then convinced Punita that he would take two houses on rent and would keep Komal and Punita separately.
After some time, Patel had some dispute with Komal on some minor issues and decided to kill her. He sought help of Punita to murder Komal. In January 2020, the two gave sedatives to Komal and took her to Zundal Circle in a car. The duo sprayed mosquito repellent on her face, tier her hands and legs, and threw her in the Narmada canal.
The duo has been handed over to Sanand police foo further investigation.



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