Solving a double murder case within six hours of the incident, the Delhi Police on Sunday said that they have arrested a man for allegedly killing his wife and his childhood friend after discovering they were having an affair.
DCP, Southwest, Manoj C. said that the accused was identified as Gandharv alias Sunny, 22.
"The deceased was accused's wife and childhood friend. His wife was having affair with his childhood friend and it led to the double murder," he said.
The DCP said that on December 30, the duty constable at Safdarjung Hospital received information that a youth and a woman are lying in a pool of blood on a footpath near the hospital's gate no 2 on Aurobindo Marg.
Both of them were admitted to the hospital with critical injuries from a sharp-edged weapon. The youth was identified as Sagar while the identity of the woman, who had a deep sharp injury on right cheek, was withheld. Sagar succumbed during the course of treatment, and shortly after, so did the woman.
During investigation, it came to be known that the woman and Sunny had a love marriage around one and a half year back.
After their marriage they started living together in Noida and worked in a local hospital. Meanwhile, the woman came in contact with Sunny's childhood friend Sagar and she started having an affair with him.
The police learnt that Sunny was making threats to Sagar for many weeks.
Teams conducted raids at Sunny's possible hideouts at Noida, Gokulpuri, Kusumpur Pahari, Karkardooma and other adjoining areas and succeeded in nabbing the accused from Karkardoma.
During interrogation, Sunny disclosed that Sagar was his childhood friend and residing in same locality. He developed friendship with his wife and it changed into an affair.
Sunny warned Sagar to get keep away from his wife. He admitted that he assaulted both of them with a knife which he was already having with him.