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Mumbai: Muslim husband kill his Hindu wife by slitting her throat over not wearing burqa

A Mumbai man killed his Hindu wife by slitting her throat with a knife for not following Muslim orthodox customs and not wearing a burqa. Then he fled from the spot. But soon he was arrested by Mumbai police. At present, the police is interrogating the accused husband.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Mumbai: In a heart wrenching incident from Mumbai that came to fore where a husband killed his 23-year-old wife by slitting her throat with a knife in broad daylight. The matter is of Tilak Nagar area. It is being told that the deceased Rupali was a Hindu. Whereas, her husband Mohammad Iqbal Sheikh is Muslim. Both had done love marriage three years back. Both have a son also. Iqbal and his family always asked Rupali to follow Muslim customs and wear a burqa. But Rupali did not agree to this.

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There was often a fight between the two on this matter, due to which Rupali started living separately from Iqbal. However, there was frequent talk between the two on the phone. On Monday, Iqbal called Rupali to meet him. A quarrel started again between the two about the same thing. In anger, Rupali spoke about getting a divorce.

At first, Iqbal started persuading him citing his son. But when Rupali was adamant on the matter of divorce, Iqbal dragged Rupali to the street. Then there he slit his throat with a knife, due to which Rupali died on the spot. Hearing Rupali’s scream, people started gathering there. On seeing the people, Iqbal fled the spot.

People immediately informed the police. As soon as the information was received, the police reached the spot. Rupali’s body was taken in possession and sent for post-mortem. The police immediately started looking for the accused and arrested him shortly after.

A case under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered, he added.

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