Delhi police recover knife used by Major Handa to kill Shailza


New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday recovered the knife from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut that Major Nikhil Handa had used to kill Shailza Dwivedi, wife of an Army Major.

Handa (40) was arrested from Meerut on June 24, 2018, for allegedly killing Shailza in west Delhi.

Earlier in the day, the police had said that the accused Major Nikhil Handa was misleading the investigations.

The police said Major Handa was taken to southwest Delhi on Tuesday to identify the places where he could have thrown the knife. The cops also spoke to Handa’s family members to know whether they had any inkling of his plan to kill the woman.

Shailza’s body was found with her throat slit near the Brar Square in the Delhi Cantonment area on June 23.

Initially, the police were informed that a woman had died in an accident. Later, when they inspected the body, it was found that her throat was slit.

The accused had allegedly run his car over her face and the body in order to make the incident appear as an accident.

The police had earlier said that the accused was “obsessed” with the victim and wanted to marry her.

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