A 40-year-old man whose wife claimed that his family members had
murdered him for property suddenly reappeared at his home here
Wednesday, police said. The wife is now on the run.
Pinky Singh, 38, last month claimed that her husband Prahlad Singh
was murdered by his brothers and nephews for his property.
Prahlad said Wednesday that the entire tale was cooked up.
"I suspected my wife to be in the wrong company of some men, under
whose influence she had done all this to grab my property. I did
not transfer my property to my children as I doubted my wife and
her intentions," he said.
"I was well alive during this period, but did not tell anybody
because I feared for my wife. I read in the newspapers that I have
been murdered. I will now submit a complaint against her to the
police," he said.
According to Senior Superintendent of Police Raghubir Lal, Pinky
approached a local court with an application that it direct the
police to lodge a case of kidnapping and murder against her
husband's brothers Baljot and Nain Singh, his nephews Harish and
Jitendra and a servant named Ayub.
Pinky told the court that the five had murdered her husband to
grab his property.
The court of Additional Civil Judge Kuldeep Singh then ordered the
police to register a case under multiple sections of the Indian
Penal Code (IPC).
Pinky claimed that May 15, Prahlad evicted her from their house
after a tiff. When she returned May 27 with her two daughters, her
husband's brothers and nephews did not allow her to enter.
She managed to enter the house after police intervention, but
learnt that her husband was away.
She said that two days later, she found out that her husband's
land had been transferred to the five relatives, who then killed
Pinky is now on the run, police said.