New Delhi (AFP) – A Delhi police officer has been arrested on suspicion of murdering a Pateeyar family after he allegedly tortured and raped his wife, sources said on Tuesday.
Key points:Pateeyars family member was stabbed in the head and left to die after his wife was raped and tortured in their Delhi homePolice said they arrested Pateayar, a resident of Thane district, in connection with the caseA senior police officer said they had found a letter Pateeryar wrote to his wife after he was arrested on Monday in connection to the murder caseAn unnamed police officer told NDTV that the letter was in English and had been translated by a relative.
“We are investigating to see if it is true or not, and if it’s true, we will register a case,” the officer said.
Police said the letter, which was addressed to Patearyar’s wife, had been handed over to them by Pateer’s brother.
“The police have found that a letter written by PATEYAR to his daughter and addressed to her mother was found on PATEARYAR’s body,” said a senior police official.
“After a thorough probe, we have arrested PATEER on charges of murder and murder attempt,” the official said.
The letter was addressed by Pateraryar to his estranged wife Patee, who was stabbed and left dead in their home on the night of July 29, the police official said, adding that the family had not been in touch with him.
Pateyars family had fled the village of Kolkata when their two sons, aged six and seven, were allegedly kidnapped by the police.PATEYARS FAMILY DEATHISSUES FIR IN THE INTERNETA police officer who spoke to NDTV on condition of anonymity said they were looking into whether Pateiyar had left a message for his wife’s family, but they had not heard from him.
“At that point, we are looking into the case,” he said.
Pateliyar was arrested by police on Monday night.
The arrest came after the family member of the woman who was allegedly raped and killed, who had lodged a complaint, had alleged that the man had beaten her with a stick, strangled her and left her to die in the street.
The police official was not authorised to speak to media and the case is under investigation.