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TV anchor, paramour, friend arrested for murder

TV anchor, paramour, friend arrested for murder

Kanpur: TV anchor and his alleged paramour-cum-colleague was arrested for murdering the anchor’s 27-year-old wife.

According to Etawah Police, the arrest was made on Thursday in connection with the murder of Divya Mishra, wife of TV anchor Ajitesh Mishra who was found murdered at her Katra Bal Singh Mohalla residence in Etawah on October 14, TOI reports.

The police arrested Ajitesh, his alleged paramour Bhawna Arya of Delhi and his friend Akhil Kumar Singh, a native of Faridabad, all the three employed with the same TV channel based in New Delhi for the murder.

The Police acting on the victim’s father-in-law’s complaint had registered a case against unidentified persons and subsequently initiated the probe.

“During interrogation Ajitesh confessed that after his wife Divya came to know about his illicit relationship with another woman, she used to quarrel often,” said SSP Etawah Santosh Kumar Mishra.


The couple’s relationship had turned sour even more after October 7, when Divya had entered into a verbal dual with Ajitesh’s paramour Bhawna on phone. Thereafter, in order to remove Divya from his way, Ajitesh hatched the plan to eliminate her. “He sought help from his colleague Akhil Kumar Singh,” said police.

“On October 14, as per plan, Akhil reached Ajitesh’s Katra Nal Singh Mohalla residence. As Akhil was known to Divya, she gave him due welcome. Later, while Divya was showing him her marriage album, he attacked her with a flower pot repeatedly till she fainted and fell on the floor and succumbed to wounds. He thereafter escaped from the crime scene,” said a police officer.

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