Chevayur police have arrested TM Sajjad as part of their investigation into the unnatural death of his wife, Shahna, who was a model. Sajjad has been charged under sections 498A (punishment for exposing a woman to cruelty) and 406 (punishment for breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code.
Investigating officers said the accused would appear before Judicial First Class Magistrate Court 1 after the hearing. The 31-year-old was reportedly arrested on the basis of clues and confidential statements from the woman’s family members.
The death of the 21-year-old model was reported on Friday morning. Although it was registered as a case of unnatural death, her family members suspected an assassination attempt. There must have been traces of injuries to her body.
Some local residents are said to have told the police that there were frequent clashes between the couple. During questioning, Sajjad is said to have told the police that they were mainly related to financial issues.