The murder mystery of a Delhi-based businessman has been solved with the arrest of his wife and her lover, who also happens to be her dead husband’s cousin, police said on Saturday.
Mannu Walia, 40, a real estate developer, was shot dead by motorcycle-borne assailants on Wednesday while he was travelling to Haridwar in his luxury Audi car along with his wife Shalini, 38, and his cousin Vipul, 36.
The incident took place in Raj Nagar Extension area.
The victim’s younger brother Alok Singh on Thursday filed an FIR with the Ghaziabad Police, saying that Shalini and Vipul were behind the murder.
The motive behind the murder was an illicit relationship between Shalini and Vipul and also to grab Mannu Walia’s properties in Delhi and other towns, police said.
Superintendent of Police (City) Ghaziabad said, “Vipul confessed to his crime during interrogation. Both accused have been arrested and attempts are being made to arrest the hired killers.”
Police said they grew suspicious as both Vipul, who was driving the car, and Shalini, who was seated alongside her husband on the rear seat, were unharmed in the attack.
Police said the attackers were hired for Rs. 5 lakh.