Cops trail killer husband for six days, held in West Bengal

A man has been arrested for killing his wife at their house in northeast Delhi’s Seelampur last week. Chand Mohammad, 33, along with his second wife Deepa and eight-year-old daughter had left the house after the murder, police said on Saturday.

The second wife and daughter were traced and nabbed at New Delhi railway station on the same day. Police arrested Chand in West Bengal after being on his trail for six days, according to Deputy Commissioner of Police (North East) Veenu Bansal.

On January 13, Chand’s wife Firoza was found dead at her house with injury marks on her left eye, chin and neck.

“The family had been living there for the past three-four months. It was suspicious as Chand, Deepa and their daughter were found missing from the house,” Bansal said.

Police found that Chand was a permanent resident of West Bengal’s Nadia district and might have escaped on Sampark Kranti Express train from New Delhi railway station.

A police team was immediately sent to the station.
“Deepa and their daughter were traced at the railway station. They were brought back to the police station,” Bansal said.

The girl told police that Chand killed Firoza after a heated argument.
Later that day, Chand’s location was detected at Kanhai village in Gurgaon.

The girl said that Chand’s cousin lived in Gurgaon. Police located the house, but Chand’s cousin told them that the man had left for his native village by Kalka Mail.

Chand’s movement was being tracked through electronic surveillance. His location was later found at Sikandrabad in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district. “We contacted senior officers of Railway Protection Force and sent Chand’s photograph through WhatsApp,” Bansal added.

The Railway Protection Force searched Kalka Mail train thoroughly at Allahabad, but Chand was not found.

A police team then left for Kolkata by air late on January 14. After reaching Kolkata, they immediately left for Barddhaman Junction railway station.

“We covered all the gates of the station with the help of the local RPF staff. Chand, however, got down at outer signal and the efforts went in vain,” Bansal said.

The team went to Chand’s village and stayed on the outskirts in anticipation that he would come there. Chand did not visit the village, but contacted his mother on her mobile phone. Both of them then went to Murshidabad district.

The team followed them to Murshidabad. Local enquiry revealed that Chand’s sister lived there.

“Chand was finally arrested in Murshidabad. His transit remand was obtained from a local court,” Bansal added.

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