Army major arrested in murder case sent to custody

Major Nikhil Handa was arrested on June 24 from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh for his alleged involvement in the killing of another Major's wife in west Delhi. (PTI Photo)

An Army major, arrested for allegedly killing another officer's wife, was on Friday sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court.

The direction was issued by Metropolitan Magistrate Manisha Tripathy.

Major Nikhil Handa was arrested on June 24 from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh for his alleged involvement in the killing of another Major's wife in west Delhi on Saturday.

The woman's body was found with her throat slit near Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area.

Initially, the police were informed that a woman had died in an accident. Later, when they inspected the body, it was found that her throat was slit.

The accused had allegedly run a car over her face and the body in order to make the incident appear as an accident, the police has alleged.

The woman was earlier dropped at the Army Base Hospital in her husband's official vehicle.

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