- The couple had frequent fights so the woman moved back to parents' home
- Her husband took her to Bonta Park on Friday for a surprise
- He asked her to close her eyes and strangled her with a clutch wire
On Friday evening, Manoj came to meet Komal, who was staying at her parents' home, and told her he had planned a surprise for her. He took her to Bonta Park near Delhi University and asked her to close her eyes. He then strangled her with a clutch wire that he had bought the same day, the police said.
He left his dead wife in Bonta Park and called one of his friends and reportedly told him about the incident. His friend, however, alerted the police who arrested him around midnight. They took him to the park to locate Komal's body, but he was too drunk to identify the spot where he had killed her, they added.
It took two police teams almost 12 hours to locate Komal's body. "As Manoj was drunk, he was unable to identify the exact spot where he dumped Komal's body, but we eventually traced her body yesterday," said Jatin Narwal, Deputy Commissioner of Police North.
Besides their differences, Manoj also suspected Komal of having an extra-marital affair and objected to her talking to other men, the police said. He tried to persuade her to return, but when she didn't, he allegedly planned to kill her.
Manoj had reportedly planned to leave the city after killing his wife. A case of murder has been registered against him. Komal's body has been sent for autopsy.
(With inputs from PTI)