- Accused Major was obsessed with officer's wife, wanted to marry her: Cops
- He met Ms Dwivedi in 2015, kept contact even when she moved to Delhi
- Major Amit Dwivedi had warned accused not to come close to his wife: Cops
Major Handa and Ms Dwivedi had met in 2015 in Nagaland when her husband was posted there. They had kept in touch, even when she came to Delhi after her husband was transferred.
They talked continuously on phone, though he was the one who called her more often, the police said. Major Dwivedi once caught them during a video call. "He confronted his wife and Nikhil and warned him to not come close to his wife and his house," said an officer of the Delhi Police during a press conference this evening.
Shailza Dwivedi was murdered when she had gone for a physiotherapy session. CCTV footage from outside the Army Base Hospital in the cantonment area showed her getting into a car. Her body was found in the area half-an hour later. She was run over, but the police found that her throat had been slit earlier.
In the CCTV footage, a Honda City car was seen, "in which there was only one person" the police said.
"We raided many places overnight for Nikhil Handa. We tracked his movement. We found out he went towards Meerut. He resisted a bit when asked to join the investigation," the police said.
The police said lately, Major Handa had been out of touch with everyone, including his family. He had even got himself admitted in a hospital "because of migraines". Further investigation in the case is on, the police said.