New Delhi- Major Nikhil Handa- accused in Shailja Dwivedi murder case contacted a women after he committed the crime on a dating site Delhi Police claimed while investigating.

The 40 year Major was arrested from Meerut on Sunday for allegedly killing Shalija Dwivedi – wife of a fellow army officer Amit Dwivedi. Major Handa planned the murder to appear like an accident.

Handa, befriended a resident of Patel Nagar, Delhi after committing the crime. He wanted to marry Shailja (35).

“In around a couple of years ago. The woman, who had come out of a bad marriage, had become a close friend of Major Handa,” said a police officer, who is privy to the probe.

The residential woman from Patel Nagar was aware that Handa was married and also knew about shailja dwivedi , though she had never met her.

She was called for interrogation as she was the first person Handa contacted after the murder.

During her interrogation, the woman told them that Handa was in a fit a rage after killing Shailja. She was shocked to know that the Major Handa had killed someone, though she hardly believed him,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Vijay Kumar told reporters.

Delhi Police on Wednesday said that Handa had been misleading while he was being taken to Meerut .

The victim’s body was found slit around the neck near the Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area on Saturday.  Handa had allegedly run his car over her face and body to make it look like an accident.

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