NEW DELHI: According to sources, the Munger police in Bihar detained a housewife and two other people for the murder of a government employee 21 days after his passing. The housewife, who was later named Beena Hansda, allegedly planned to murder her husband and have it appear as though it had been an accident in order to obtain a government job as compensation and pay off rising debt.
According to the police, she paid two contract assassins, Shashikant alias Sanjay Kumar and Ranjit alias Sanjay Yadav, Rs. 1 lakh for the job and gave them Rs. 25,000 upfront. The incident came to light on January 1 when Haveli Kharagpur police discovered the body in a canal and reported it as an unnatural death. At the Jamalpur workplace, the deceased was identified as Anup Tuddu, a railway worker.
The man was determined to have died from strangulation a few days after the post-mortem, according to the police. Based on the findings, Munger SP Jagunath Jalareddy formed a special investigation team (SIT) to follow the case and detained the two suspects.
According to the police, Kumar was detained at his Jamalpur home in the Railway Hospital neighbourhood. In response to questioning, he admitted to the crime and provided new information that may be utilised to track down the other suspects and expose the entire plot.
The police detained Ranjit Govindpur Village based on the information they had. He also admitted to the crime and described the entire incident during questioning. Both acknowledged that they killed Hansda's husband and then dumped his body in the canal to make it appear as though he died accidentally while demanding 25,000 from her.
According to the police, both of the accused went to Tuddu's house on New Year's Eve, with whom the wife claimed to be a relative. The three of them—Kumar, Ranjit, and Tuddu—allegedly drank alcohol together before Kumar, Ranjit, and Tuddu strangled Tuddu to death with a blanket while he slept and dumped his body into a canal, according to the police.
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