Friday, May 7, 2021
Top Stories

Dimapur based Army Major arrested for officer’s wife murder in Delhi


New Delhi, June 24: Delhi Police on Sunday arrested an Army Major in connection with the murder of another Army Major’s wife in New Delhi on Saturday. Both the Army officials were posted in Dimapur.
Major Amit Dwivedi’s wife Shailza Dwivedi was found dead on Saturday with her throat slit on a street in the Delhi Cantonment area. Major Nikhil Handa, who is currently posted in Dimapur was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut on Sunday by Delhi Police.
The arrested Army Major was posted in Dimapur. Two months back, Major Amit Dwivedi was also posted there.
According to Delhi Police sources, Major Handa and Shailza Dwivedi, wife of Major Amit Dwivedi, met about two months back in Nagaland. Both the army officials were working together there, the police said.
Police said Handa and Shailja had an affair since 2015 and he killed her after she refused to marry him. “When we checked call records, we found that there were numerous calls made from Major Handa’s number to the Major Dwivedi’s wife,” DCP (West) Vijay Kumar said.
“Major Handa pressurised the woman for marriage and was very obsessive towards her,” he added.
Delhi Police said Major Handa reached Delhi on Saturday to meet Shailza and picked her up from Delhi Cantonment in his Honda City car. According to police he ran her over to disguise the murder as an accident.
Shailza and Amit tied the nuptial knot in 2009. The couple has a six-year-old son. Shailaza moved to Delhi recently as her husband Major Amit was undergoing training. They have been staying at the Army quarters in Naraina.
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.