The motive behind the murders was being probed, police said while refusing to comment when asked if honour killing was suspected.

A 30 year-old man and his pregnant wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances at a house in the district, police said on Friday. On receiving a message about a foul smell emanating from the house at Daighar village in the district, police on Thursday inspected the locked premises, and found the highly decomposed bodies of the couple – Vijay Shankar Jagmohan Yadav (30) and his wife Sufia Abrar Mansuri alias Priya Vijay Shankar Yadav (22).

The bodies bore injury marks, police inspector S Patil said, adding that they have been sent for postmortem. An offence under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered against unidentified killers, police said. The couple had a love marriage in April last year.

Vijay Shankar was employed with a private firm, police said adding that as per preliminary reports, their relations were cordial and there was no opposition from their family members.

The motive behind the murders was being probed, police said while refusing to comment when asked if honour killing was suspected. The local Shil-Daighar police are probing the case and a hunt is on for the suspected killers, they said.

Couple expecting child found murdered in Thane

A 30-year-old man and his pregnant wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances at a house in Thane district on Thursday.

After locals complained about a foul smell emanating from the house at Daighar village in the district, police inspected the premises and found highly decomposed bodies of the couple, identified as Vijay Shankar Jagmohan Yadav (30) and his wife Sufia Abrar Mansuri alias Priya Vijay Shankar Yadav (22).

Police inspector S Patil revealed that both bodies bore injury marks, adding that they have been sent for postmortem. An offence under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered against unidentified killers.

The couple had a love marriage in April last year. Vijay Shankar was employed with a private firm, police said adding that as per preliminary reports, their relations were cordial and there was no opposition from their family members.

When asked if honor killing is suspected, police refused to comment, claiming that the motive behind the murder is being probed.

The local Shil-Daighar police are probing the case and a man hunt has been launched to track the suspected killers.

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Thane double murder was sacrifice for ruining family's 'image'

The Daighar couple was slaughtered by the woman’s cousin who says his reputation was ruined after she eloped with her lover to have an inter-faith marriage

The Thane police on Monday solved the Daighar double murder case. The couple — including a nine-month pregnant woman — were hacked to death by a cousin of the woman who was upset about her opting for an inter-faith marriage, claimed police. Identified as Shafiq Shamsuddin Mansuri (28) a resident of Paliya in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoe district, the accused was picked up from his hometown on Sunday and arrested on Monday.

Honour killing
According to the police, the deceased — Vijay Shankar Yadav (30) and his wife Sufiya Abrar Mansuri, aka Priya Yadav (22) — were both from UP and had moved to Daighar after eloping to Mumbai on April 9 last year, to get married.

“The arrested accused is Sufiya’s cousin and Vijay’s friend. It was during his trips to meet Shafiq that Vijay’s relationship with Sufiya evolved. However, Shafiq was blamed for their elopement and was also accused of helping them, so he decided to exact revenge,” said Ashitosh Dhumbre, Joint Commissioner of Police, Thane.

Zeroing in
After the decomposed bodies were found on September 15, the Thane crime branch started the probe. “We interrogated all their neighbours and with the help of one, we got a lead. It appears that on September 12, Vishwakarma, the neighbour’s wife had visited Sufiya who introduced her to her cousin. She also mentioned that he did embroidery and was going to help her financially with her pregnancy. Based on that information, we reached Uttar Pradesh and found him hiding in his room,” said Nitin Thakre, senior police inspector, Thane Crime Branch.

Planned 'qurbani'
During his interrogation, Shafiq accepted his crime and claimed that he had been planning the murder for the last year as his reputation in his village was ruined. The cops also believe that he planned to commit the murders as his ‘sacrifice’ for Bakra Eid. “On the fated day, he reached the residence at 4 pm and insisted that Sufiya call Vijay home. At 9 pm, the duo bought three beers and made merry. When they were asleep though, Shafiq used the knife he had acquired earlier in the day and slit Vijay’s throat. When his cousin woke up, he went ahead and stabbed her in the stomach, saying, “Tu hamare liye tab hi mar gayi thi jab tune isse shaadi ki. Ye bacha humein nai chahiye. (You died for us the day you married him. We don’t want this child of yours)”. After clearing his traces, he boarded a train to Kalyan and switched off his phone, restarting it only near Nashik,” said a police officer from the Thane crime branch.

“We doubt the family’s involvement as there was no reaction from them even after they came to know about her death. They claimed that they considered her dead when she eloped with Vijay,” said an officer from Thane police.

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