Nephew-Aunt affair: Nephew kills Aunt over affair with second man


Jammu, February 29: In a case solved after 5-years, Miran Sahib police has arrested a nephew accused of killing his aunt.

The case belongs to the murder of a lady identified as Neelam Devi alias Leela Devi. She was the resident of village Langotian located in Miran Sahib and was admitted in the Sub District Hospital, RS Pura on June 14, 2011. She was brought there in critical condition by Vicky, son of Baldev Raj, a resident of Village Makhyal Kanachak. The boy told her family members that the woman met with an accident.

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The lady was later shifted to Government Medical Hospital at Bakshi Nagar for advance treatment. However, the police failed to record any statement and she died on June 19.


The police started investigation vide DDR.No. 17 dated 19-6-2011 since the injuries were suspicious. During the course of investigation, the police came to know that one of her nephews, Manga Ram, had escaped the city without informing anybody. Police investigated more and found out that the deceased lady had illicit relations with Manga Ram. Her medical report also said that the injuries caused to the lady were due to assault and not by accident.

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Police finally completed the investigation and registered a case under FIR Number 36/16 under Section 302 RPC against the accused Manga Ram and arrested him. The accused also broke down and accepted to commit the crime during interrogation by police.

The man gave a statement that he had developed illicit relation with his deceased aunt but then he found out that the lady had similar relationship with other man too and he had caught both of them together during the intervening night of June 13 and 14. This made him furious and he finally killed her on the morning on June 14.

The man went to her aunt’s house that morning took her with him in his Tata Winger bearing registration number JKO2AH-8354 with the assurance that he will discuss the matter somewhere else and at a secluded place on Langotian-Khour Road, Miran Sahib. When he reached such place, she started beating the deceased lady with fists, blows and hit her head with an iron rod number of times. He also hit her with the vehicle. Once the lady got unconscious, he took her to the hospital there he told the relatives that she met with an accident.

The case was solved by SHO Police Station Miran Sahib with the assistance of SI Hilal Azhar under the supervision of SDPO RS Pura Harjeet Singh, SP Headquarters RC Kotwal and SSP Jammu Uttam Chand.