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Lucknow man throws wife off eighth floor leading to a scuffle

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Lucknow: A discord between a Lucknow couple turned fatal, leading to 32-year-old victim Neetu’s death after her husband threw her off the eighth floor balcony of the building in Gosaiganj on Sunday. The  victim died on the spot.

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Neetu and Sanjeev Kumar, 36, married in 2011 and have two children; a seven years old daughter, and a five-year-old son.

As per Police officials, the couple used to have regular fights but on Sunday their fight went deadly over an extramarital affair after which Sanjeev threw Neetu from the balcony of their rented flat on the eighth floor. Sanjeev works as a financier in a private firm, while Neetu was a housewife.

Rajkiran, brother of deceased, complained that his brother-in-law, Sanjeev, was having an extramarital affair for the past three years. As per Rajkiran, his sister always objected to his relationship, but Sanjeev used to claim that the woman is his sister and that’s why she visits their house frequently.

“Sanjeev then told Neetu that he was in Delhi but he was living with the other woman in her house for two months, and my sister came to know about this,” said Rajkiran. He told police that Sanjeev and Neetu had a fight on Sunday following which Neetu was thrown off the balcony in front of the two children.

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Meanehilr, SHO Gosaiganj Shailendra Giri said, “We received a complaint from the victim’s brother and arrested Sanjeev on Sunday late night from Gosaiganj and booked him on the charges of murder and cruelty to woman. The accused has been sent to jail.”

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