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Maharashtra: Man kills pregnant wife; sleeps beside corpse before surrendering
10 Feb 2019
In a horrific and bizarre crime, a man from Maharashtra allegedly killed his pregnant wife, and slept beside her corpse through the night before surrendering to the police in the morning.
The incident took place in the district of Osmanabad in Maharashtra, and a case of murder has been registered against the husband.
Here are the details.
What we know about the crime
According to the police, Vinod Dhansing Pawar, a resident of the Omerga tehsil in the Osmanabad district, had an argument with his wife, Priyanaka Rathod on Thursday.
It's not known what the argument was about, but it escalated, and Vinod strangled Priyanka to death.
Later, the woman's kin told the police that Vinod used to demand money from Priyanka's parents, and this often led to quarrels between man and wife.
Priyanka was five months pregnant when she was murdered
After murdering Priyanka, Vinod then slept beside her corpse through the night, before heading to the police station in the morning.
He turned himself in at the Murum police station, and confessed to his crime.
Police said that the couple - a borewell commissioner and a nurse - had married just nine months back.
Priyanka was five months pregnant when she was murdered.