BJP Minority Wing leader Sana Khan was murdered by her husband, the police said.
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Mumbai: In a shocking development, the Maharashtra Police revealed that the state chief of BJP's Minority Wing, who was missing for a week, was murdered by her husband in Madhya Pradesh. The accused have confessed to having dumped Sana Khan's body in the Hiran River, the investigation team said.
The case was reportedly cracked in a joint effort by the Jabalpur and Nagpur Police. According to reports, disputes pertained between Sana Khan and her husband Amit alias Pappu Sahu. Sana was reported missing after she left Nagpur for Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh to meet Amit on August 2. While she was to return in two days' time, there was no news of her ever since.
During interrogation, Amit confessed to having beaten his wife to death, the police reportedly told India Today
. The couple had a heated argument at Amit's house in Jabalpur, following which he physically assaulted the woman. Sana Khan died on the spot as a consequence of the brutal assault to the head and the man carried her lifeless body to the Hiren River, located about 45 kilometres from the crime scene. He returned to Jabalpur after throwing the body in the water body, the news report said.
The police team added that financial deals were the root cause of disagreements between the couple. Apart from running a roadside eatery near Jabalpur, Amit was also involved in illegal trades such as liquor smuggling, the report said. This long-standing dispute led to the altercation that led to the murder, the police said.
The cops have confirmed the involvement of another man in the case. A manhunt is in progress to nab the second accused at the earliest. Amit's interrogation has not finished yet, the cops reportedly added.