Wife gets life term for killing, burying husband

Meerut, July 7: A woman was today awarded life term by district court for killing her husband, an Army jawan, and burying the body in the bathroom of their house at Ganganagar locality here.

Justice Ramkishan Gautam pronounced Varsha guilty of murdering her husband on March 24, 2012 and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000, according to Public Prosecutor Anil Tomar.

According to police, Varsha had given sleeping pills to her husband Rajendra Patel and hacked him to death using a sharp weapon when he fell asleep.

She then dug a pit in bathroom, buried the corpse in it and plastered the surface, police said.

The incident came to light as Varsha had sold the house to Manju, who moved into this new residence on March 27.

Police dug the bathroom and recovered Patel's body on March 27, Tomar said, adding Varsha was arrested on the same day.