Punjab TV actress killed by husband, his aide

Dehradun, February 14: A TV actress from Punjab was allegedly killed by her husband and his accomplice in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district on suspicion of having an extra-marital affair, a senior police official said on Friday.

The accused, Ravinder Pal Singh, suspected his wife of having an affair with someone else and hatched a conspiracy with his friend to kill the woman, Nainital SSP SK Meena said.

Ravinder of Ferozepur, brought his wife Anita Singh (29) to Kaladhungi telling her that his friend, Kuldeep, has contacts in the film world and could help her land a role in Bollywood, he said.

On their arrival in Kaladhungi, they were joined by Kuldeep who hails from Delhi. Kuldeep took them to an eatery where the woman was offered a drink laced with sedatives, Meena said.

As she began to lose consciousness, they strangled her and burnt her body, he said. A CCTV camera footage of the route leading to Kaladhungi forest helped police reach the culprits who have been arrested and sent to jail, the SSP added. 

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