A pack of dogs in South Delhi’s Sangam Vihar chased away a man who tried to dump his murdered wife’s body in the nearby forest area.
Mohammed Anis, 36, doubted his wife Nargis, mother of three, to have had an extra-marital affair. In a fit of rage, Anis, stabbed and hit her head with a spade multiple times.
Anish then planned to dump the body a few metres away from their house, but the stray dogs ran after him, forcing him to abandon her body.
On Thursday morning, residents noticed the blood-stained sack and called police at 7.44 am. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Chinmoy Biswal told IANS that Anish was held from his house when neighbours identified the body and raised suspicion over his role in the incident.
“In his interrogation, Anish said the street dogs started barking at him when he was taking his wife’s body to dump it in a nearby forest to hide the crime. He was scared of being caught by neighbours and therefore left the body a few metres away from his house,” the officer told IANS.
The woman’s body was shifted to AIIMS and sent for post mortem. While investigating the case, police found that they had a heated argument a day before the incident.
Station House Officer Kuldeep Singh said that the case might have taken more time to crack and could not have been solved so easily if the street dogs had not stopped him when he was taking his wife’s body to dispose of it.
Anish, a painter, accepted that he killed his wife over her illicit relationship with someone.