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Court nails wife killer

District and sessions judge Deepak Kumar on Wednesday convicted 38-year-old Arvind Raman for killing his wife and son at his Sitaramdera home in April 2011.

Raman, who worked in the advertising department of a media house, had killed his wife Sweta and seven-year-old son Swarn at his flat in Sitaramdera on April 4, 2011. The sentence will be pronounced on January 30.

The court convicted the accused after deposition of 10 prosecution witnesses, including Swetaís maternal uncle and informant Chandra Mauli Srivastava, neighbours of the victims and the then officer-in-charge of Sitaramdera police station sub-inspector Neeraj Mishra.

Raman used to stay in a first floor flat with his wife and son. Though employed, Raman found it difficult to make ends meet, apparently because of Swetaís insistence on a lavish lifestyle. He was reportedly deeply in debt and the couple often fought over their financial situation.

On the evening of April 4, 2011, the couple fought again. Raman strangled his wife to death in a fit of rage and as his son witnessed the murder, he killed the child by holding his head down in a tub of water. Raman then locked the house from outside and left, leaving the bodies to rot.

Raman visited his parents in Ranchi and returned to Jamshedpur two days later. By that time, the smell of decomposing flesh had alerted neighbours.

Even as neighbours tried to fathom what was wrong, Raman tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrists. The sight of a trail of blooding seeping out of the flat got the neighbours to inform the police The police discovered Raman unconscious and the two bodies lying in the house.

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