A 1986 batch Indian Info Service (IIS) officer, who took voluntary retirement after 12 years of service, was arrested on Monday on prices of strangling his 61-year-old spouse, a Delhi excessive court docket lawyer, to loss of life at their Sector 30 dwelling in Noida on Sunday morning, following a dispute over the sale of the home, stated senior cops.
Extra baffling, nevertheless, was the truth that the suspect managed to remain on the crime scene, hidden inside a storeroom in their home, for nearly 12 hours at the same time as police groups and the canine squad ran round in circles attempting to find him. He was arrested round 2am Monday, following a late evening search of the property, stated police.
Police recognized the suspect as Nitin Nath Singh, a 1986 IIS batch officer who retired in 1998 as assistant director, Indian Info Service. Police stated Singh offered the house they have been residing in for ₹4.5 crore and took ₹55 lakh as advance.When his spouse, Renu Sinha, got here to learn about this, a battle broke out between the couple, and he killed her, investigators stated.
Noida deputy commissioner of police Harish Chander stated, “The suspect retired from IIS and later labored with an American agency, the Indian Medical Affiliation (IMA), and different such main organisations. The couple has a son who’s settled along with his spouse in America and has not visited dwelling since 2015.”
“The suspect informed us that on Sunday round 10am, Sinha received to know in regards to the sale of the home and a battle ensued between them. Throughout the heated argument, he strangled his spouse to loss of life in the washroom. Singh’s fingerprints have been found on her neck,” Chander stated.
Police stated after killing Sinha, Singh couldn’t depart dwelling as individuals stored visiting their dwelling that day. Round Sunday midday, three individuals, together with the realty dealer, visited the house, and he confirmed them the primary ground whereas convincing them that the bottom ground, the place his spouse was mendacity lifeless, had the identical structure as the primary.
Noida assistant commissioner of Police-1 Rajneesh Kumar stated, “Later, when his telephone began ringing, he took the decision and lied to the caller that he was at Lodhi Highway in Delhi. Subsequently, he switched off his cell phone and hid in the storeroom of the home.”
Round 3.15pm, Sinha’s brother got here in search of her, and when nobody answered the doorbell, he alerted the police. Police reached the spot and broke open the door to search out Sinha mendacity lifeless in the washroom and her husband lacking.
Police shaped 4 groups to seek for Singh, however regardless of heavy police deployment and a canine squad inspection, investigators had no clue that Singh was hiding in the storeroom on the primary ground. Police stated a lookout discover was issued to nab him earlier than he flew out of the town after they received to know that he had a British citizenship.
“The CCTV digicam on the couple’s dwelling was not working for the reason that previous two months, so police scanned the neighbour’s CCTV footage and got here to know that Singh by no means left dwelling. Round 2am Monday, we known as Sinha’s brother to the house once more to go looking the complete home in his presence. We found Singh hiding in the storeroom on the primary ground. Sinha’s cell phone, his passport, and his cell phone have been recovered from his possession. It was revealed that he deliberate to depart the nation after consulting his lawyer on Monday morning.” stated ACP Kumar.