In a tragic case, a 50-year-old woman was allegedly beaten to death by bricks. She was found dead inside her house in Greater Noida, police said on Wednesday.
Her husband, who runs a fast-food stall, had alerted the police about the incident.
Greater Noida Deputy Commissioner of Police Rajesh Kumar Singh said, "The couple had a fast food stall barely 100 metres from their home. Last night, they returned home, but the husband said he had forgotten his sweater at the stall and went to take it. When he returned, he found his wife's body who appeared to have been beaten severely by brick but nobody else was at home.”
The officer said the couple had been living in the area for the past six to seven years and police are investigating the matter from all angles.
"It hardly takes one-and-a-half to two minutes for the couple to travel between their home and the food stall. But yesterday, the husband took 10 minutes to return home. This angle is also being probed," Singh added.
An FIR has been lodged in the case and the body sent for post mortem, he said, adding that further proceedings were being carried out.
With PTI inputs
For in-depth, objective and more importantly balanced journalism, Click here to subscribe to Outlook Magazine