Delhi police on Sunday arrested an Army Major in connection with the murder of another Army Major’s wife in New Delhi on Saturday. Both the Army officials were posted in Dimapur.
Major Amit Dwivedi’s wife Shailza Dwivedi was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area. Major Nikhil Handa, who is currently posted in Nagaland’s Dimapur was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut on Sunday by Delhi Police.
The arrested Army Major was posted in Nagaland’s Dimapur. Two months back, Major Amit Dwivedi was also posted there.
According to Delhi Police sources, Major Handa and Shailza Dwivedi, wife of Major Amit Dwivedi, met about two months back in Nagaland. Both the army officials were working together there, the police said.
Delhi Police said Major Handa reached Delhi on Saturday to meet Shailza and picked her up from Delhi Cantonment in his Honda City car. According to police he ran her over to disguise the murder as an accident.
Shailza and Amit tied the nuptial knot in 2009. The couple has a six-year-old son. Shailaza moved to Delhi recently as her husband Major Amit was undergoing training. They have been staying at the Army quarters in Naraina.