In a shocking incident, Narendra Verma, 31-year-old resident of Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, has filed a plea to police against his own parents for conspiring against his wife and killing her in gruesome crime.
Narendra Verma is an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences and currently works as a consultant in the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Department of MSME and Export for Government of Uttar Pradesh.
Narendra Verma, married his girlfriend, Arundhati Verma, in May 2013. Since, then his parents disliked the couple as Arundhati was not their choice. They wanted Narendra to marry someone else. While sharing his heartbreaking story, Narendra mentioned:
“I left the village with my wife and stayed in different cities like Delhi and Lucknow depending on my work. Since I had very minimal interaction with my parents, the differences never escalated. But they always expressed their vengeance against my wife whenever they got the opportunity,”
But on March 24, Verma moved back to his parents’ place for the Holi celebration. By the time, he planned to move back, the second wave of COVID-19 hit the country. Due to restrictions, he had no choice but to stay back and work from home!
During this time, Verma mentioned how he could sense the uneasiness and extreme hatred of his parents towards his wife. But, he had never imagined that his parents would become so cruel to her! (Also Read:
While sharing the details Narendra alleged that his parents were looking for an opportunity to find his wife alone at home, to kill her.
“They pre-planned her murder but committed it in such a way that it looked like an altercation leading to sudden provocation for the crime”
On July 10, when Narendra went for a morning walk, hardly he knew he was about to get the most heart-breaking news of his life. Narendra’s neighbour immediately informed his father about Narendra being outfor the walk. The father soon came back home, and asked his wife allegedly to pick a fight with his daughter-in-law on some trivial issue. In no time, they entered into a heated argument. Further sharing the details, he added:
“Waiting for this opportunity, my father brought a sharp axe and hit it on my wife’s neck. At the same time, my brother also attacked with a chopper. She remained helpless all this while….She fell on the ground and died on the spot. The post-mortem has confirmed that she has been murdered in the most heinous manner.”
The local police have filed an FIR and arrested the parents. Rejecting the view that they killed his wife in a sudden provocation, he mentioned that it was nothing less than a well-planned murder.
“They were very well aware that if they commit this evil act under the garb of sudden provocation, they will get away with only a few years in jail. But that’s not the case. It is a pre-planned murder in a most horrific manner,”
Now, Narendra has strongly made a plea request to the UP police to make a case of capital punishment for his parents so that “they should be hanged to death for their monstrous and despicable act,” Narendra said.
At IFORHER, we pray for strength and courage for Narendra to bear the immense pain of his loss. It is inspiring how he is taking a stand for his wife against his own parents. We hope he will soon get justice and authorities will make sure that Narendra Verma gets speedy justice!
R.I.P Arundhati! Our society failed you! We failed you!