Hyderabad: A software engineer allegedly got his 28-year-old wife murdered by a friend in Panjagutta area in Hyderabad, police said on Monday. Amer Mohammed Jamal, a software engineer with an IT firm in Madhapur, was arrested on Sunday along with his friend Subhamsh Netha alias Sunny, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Zone) G Sudheer Babu told reporters.
Amer's wife, Shaguftha Shereen, a homemaker, was found murdered in her house in Panjagutta on June 21 with cash and gold ornaments missing. Police had initially booked a case of murder for gain. During investigation, it was found that Amer made a plan to kill his wife, with whom he was having problems, and sought the help of his friend Sunny and paid him Rs 30,000 as advance to execute the plan and further instructed to take cash of Rs 2.7 lakh and gold ornaments from the house to create a scene that the murder was committed for money, the DCP said.
Accordingly, on June 21, Amer gave tea laced with sleeping pills to his wife and she fell asleep as he went to office after locking the flat. Sunny, as per the plan was given another key and he entered the flat and attacked Shereen with a knife on her neck, forehead and abdomen and other parts of the body resulting in her death, the DCP said. Before fleeing, Sunny also made away with Rs 2.7 lakh cash and gold ornaments from the house.