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Delhi court sentences army major Nikhil Handa to 14-day judicial custody for murdering fellow officer's wife

New Delhi: An army major, arrested for allegedly killing another officer's wife, was today sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Delhi court. The direction was issued by Metropolitan Magistrate Manisha Tripathy.

 Delhi court sentences army major Nikhil Handa to 14-day judicial custody for murdering fellow officers wife

File image of Nikhil Handa. Facebook/NRHANDA

Major Nikhil Handa was arrested on 24 June 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 the Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area. Initially, the police was informed that a woman had died in an accident. Later, when they inspected the body, it was found that her throat was slit, the police had said.

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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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2018 16:02:41 IST