UP: Man held for attempting to kill friend for illicit relations with his wife

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Ghaziabad (UP), Mar 27 (PTI) A man was arrested on Saturday for attempting to kill his friend in Kavi Nagar here for allegedly having illicit relations with the former's wife, police said.

On March 17, the accused identified as Rajiv had attempted to kill his friend Ravindra while he was going back home from his workplace. Rajiv had tried to slit his friend's throat and stabbed him using a knife at several places in his body. He was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi for treatment.

Ten days after recovering from his injuries, Ravindra told the police on Saturday about the incident and named his friend for an attempt on his life.

On the basis of Ravindra's statement, an FIR was lodged against Rajiv who was arrested from his home, officiating Senior Superintendent of Police Nipun Agarwal told PTI.

Rajiv told police, “Ravindra was having illicit relations with my wife and I had objected to it. I had advised him not to meet my wife, but did not pay heed to what I said. On the same day, I planned to eliminate him.' The accused added, 'On 17th March, he met me near a trisection in Shastri Nagar Colony as he lives with his wife and four children in an adjoining colony in Mahendra enclave. At that moment, I hit him on his neck and stabbed him with a knife”. PTI CORR HDA