New Delhi, Aug 12 :
A 29-year-old man strangled his wife when she refused to give him the Rs.1,500 she had got from her brother on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan, police said Monday.
Paramjeet Singh was arrested from the spot after a call was made to police by his neighbour in Geeta Colony area of east Delhi Tuesday night. The body of Ravneet Kaur was recovered from inside the house.
Police said Paramjeet Singh had confessed to the crime.
“He (Paramjeet Singh) told us he had demanded Rs.1,500 from his wife which she refused to give,” a police officer said.
On Monday, Ravneet Kaur returned from her parent’s house in Rajouri Garden area after celebrating Raksha Bandhan that marks the bond of love between brothers and sisters.
A neighbour told police Ravneet and Paramjeet used to fight over petty issues. Paramjeet earlier ran a travel agency but it shut down after he suffered financial losses.
Ravneet is survived by a two-month-old daughter.