Fed up with his wife’s addiction to Facebook and Whatsapp, a man strangled his wife to death on last Thursday, April 12. The accused, a 35-year-old man from Gurugram was later arrested by police on Friday. The police said that the man was upset with his wife who was spending hours on social networking sites and was ignoring him and their children. He alleged that she would spend hours with her mobile phone, which ultimately led him to take the extreme step. The accused, Hariom was arrested when his father-in-law found him sitting next to his daughter’s dead body and informed the police.
Hariom strangled his wife Luxmi (32) to death when she was sleeping at their residence in Sector 92 on Thursday night. According to a report in a leading daily, Hariom used to run a computer repair shop in IMT-Manesar, was produced in a city court that later sent him to two-day police remand on Friday. Reports said that the couple got married in 2006 and had two children. The things got worsened when Hariom got his wife a Smartphone, which gradually changed her. She started ignoring him and their children. She was also ignoring her responsibilities as a mother and a wife, which made Hariom to eventually murder her.
“I initially ignored all, thinking she would soon get bored with all these but things only got worse. We were fighting every day and the children were also under stress,” Hariom said. He further alleged that his wife never lets him see her social media accounts, which made him suspect that she was having an affair online. “We again had a big fight on Thursday night and when we went to sleep, I knew I could not take it anymore,” Hariom told police.
Based on Luxmi’s father complaint, an FIR was registered against Hariom under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC at Sector 10A police station last week.