Vijayawada, May 8: In a shocking incident, a newly-married woman in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district got her husband killed for her lover, police said on Tuesday.
Yamaka Sankar Rao, who married his maternal cousin Saraswathi just 10 days ago, was murdered on Monday. Within 24 hours, police cracked the case with the arrest of Saraswathi, who plotted the murder to live with a man she befriended on Facebook. The man has also been arrested.
The incident took place near Totapalli village. The police investigation revealed that Saraswathi was not happy with the marriage as she had an affair with Siva, with whom she came in contact through Facebook last year while pursuing a graduation degree in Visakhapatnam. Together they planned to eliminate her husband Rao.
According to Vizianagaram District Superintendent of Police P. Pala Raju, when the couple was returning home after shopping on Monday night, Swaraswathi asked her husband to stop the bike to attend nature's call.
As she went behind the bushes, three men came in an autorickshaw and attacked him with an iron rod, resulting in his death.
The police initially registered a case of murder for gain. However, during investigations they grew suspicious with the woman's contradictory statements and began questioning her. She later confessed to having hatched the conspiracy with Siva.