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Guwahati Man Detained For Killing His Wife

Hussain Ali Ahmed, the accused, was captured last night in the Juripar region.

Guwahati Man Detained For Killing His Wife

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: A man from the Hatigaon area was detained by Guwahati police on Friday night for allegedly killing his own wife.

Hussain Ali Ahmed, the accused, was captured last night in the Juripaar region. According to sources, Hussain fatally bludgeoned his wife for reasons that are now unknown. He will be thoroughly questioned, the police said.

Sumi Begum has been identified as the deceased woman. According to authorities, the arrest was made as a result of a complaint submitted by the woman's relatives to the Hatigaon police station.

It has been reported that the pair got married 12 years ago. It is still unknown why the husband took such drastic measures. Additional research is being done.

In a related incident from earlier this year, a 30-year-old man was detained in the middle of the night in Guwahati on suspicion of killing his wife. The body, which was contained in a sack, was retrieved from a drain after the arrest.

Altaf Ali, 25, the second spouse of the late Mufida Begum, has been named as the accused. They both worked for a living.

According to Kongkon Kumar Nath, an assistant commissioner of police in Chandmari, the woman's body was discovered in a sewer in the city's Bamunimaidan neighborhood on August 2. A police squad responded immediately after being alerted, collected the body, and then sent it for a post-mortem examination, the source continued.

The officer continued by saying that, according to the neighbors, Mufida had been missing since July 31 and was last seen residing in a leased home in the Bhaskar Nagar neighborhood with Ali and two young children. Ali fled when the body was discovered on August 2.

According to sources, the number of murder cases in the capital city of Guwahati increased sharply by 23 percent between January and July of this year compared to the number of murder cases filed during the same period in 2021.

However, the total number of reported crimes in the city has decreased by almost 48% this year. Compared to the same period last year, there was a significant decrease in the number of offenses against property.

According to the official records, the local police documented at least 37 murder cases between January and July of this year, up from 30 murder cases in 2021, a 23 percent increase (Jan-July).

Also read: Unidentified Body Recovered from Basistha in Guwahati

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