Ummid Assistant

Samsung sets up fund for poor kids' education

US varsity offers doctorate for education professionals

Welcome Guest! You are here: Home » National

Defence ministry official killed wife after fight over childless state?

Tuesday April 03, 2012 09:33:51 AM, Rajnish Singh, IANS

New Delhi: Strains in their relationship due to their childless state could have led a defence ministry official to strangle to death his wife in a fit of rage and then kill himself, police said Monday evening, three days after the bodies were discovered in their south Delhi home.

According to police, Kumar Yashkar Sinha, 42, may have killed his wife, Archana Sharma, 32, because she was unable to conceive even after seven years of their marriage.

The bodies of Sinha and his wife were found Friday at their Hudco Place residence, flat number SB-101, in south Delhi.

"Even after seven years of marriage the couple was childless. Archana was undergoing infertility treatment for the last four months and that might have led to a dispute between them on March 30," Station House Officer Defence Colony police station, Vijay Singh told IANS.

Singh added that Archana's post-mortem report, released Monday evening, and police investigations revealed that she was strangled by Sinha, who later immolated himself.

"However, the remaining doubts in the case will be cleared after Sinha's post-mortem report, which is likely to come late Monday night," Singh said.

The post-mortem report also revealed that Archana was strangled by her own dupatta around 12 to 18 hours before her body was recovered following a police call at 1.44 p.m. Friday.

Investigators suspect that the deaths took place between 11 p.m. on Thursday, when Sinha had a telephonic chat with one of his relatives, and 7 a.m. Friday as Sinha had not picked up the newspapers which were delivered at that time, said the official.

Singh did not ruled out other causes, including financial crisis, sudden provocation or work related stress as Sinha had mentioned some seniors of pressurising him in his personal diary.

Sinha was a Deputy Director at the Directorate General of Medical Services while his wife was a classical dancer and they got married in 2005.

However, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police P.S. Kushwaha declined to say anything in the case.

"We are very close to solving the case after Archana Sharma's post-mortem report, and now we are waiting for Sinha's post-mortem report, which will come late Monday night or Tuesday morning," said Kushwaha.


Home | Top of the Page


Note: By posting your comments here you agree to the terms and conditions of

Comments powered by DISQUS






Top Stories

'One million Syrians in need of humanitarian assistance'

At least one million Syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the findings of a government-led assessment mission  »

Iran and the Lebanization of Syria

Massacre in Syria: Arab League terms it crime against humanity

Significant devastation in Syria's Homs: UN official


  Most Read

Islamic Book Controversy in Toronto

Tarek Fatah of course wants the bookstore owner charged under the law. This is not unexpected of Fatah who has made a lifelong career out of   »

Book by Muslim scholar advises 'ways to beat wife', sparks outrage

Mahatma Gandhi's glasses, prayer book up for auction

Mahatma Gandhi's round-lensed spectacles, a personal prayer book and the soil upon which he fell when he was assassinated are among an incredible lot of items that will be sold at an auction in Britain. Gandhi was shot at point-blank  »


  News Pick

Common engineering entrance test only after consensus: Sibal

Human Resource Development (HRD) minister Kapil Sibal Monday said the central government will consult every state government and move forward on a common entrance test for engineeering courses only after »

Urdu medium schools for Muslims in UP

To promote education among Muslims, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up Urdu medium government schools at the primary, middle and higher secondary levels in the community-dominated areas across the state.  »

Government school kids have poorer skills: Report

Children in government schools in rural areas have poorer mathematical skills compared to those in private schools, says the Annual Status of Education Report by NGO Pratham. As the right to education act completes  »


Picture of the Day

Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal briefing the media on two years’ of Right to Education (RTE), in New Delhi on March 31, 2012. Secretary, SE&L, Ministry of HRD Mrs Anshu Vaish is also seen.

(Photo: Deinesh Kumar)



RSS  |  Contact us


| Quick links



Subscribe to

Ummid Assistant



Science & Technology



About us




Government Schemes










Contact us




    Disclaimer | Terms of Use | Advertise with us | Link Exchange is part of the Awaz Multimedia & Publications providing World News, News Analysis and Feature Articles on Education, Health. Politics, Technology, Sports, Entertainment, Industry etc. The articles or the views displayed on this website are for public information and in no way describe the editorial views. The users are entitled to use this site subject to the terms and conditions mentioned.

© 2010 Awaz Multimedia & Publications. All rights reserved.