NEW DELHI : Army Major Nikhil Handa, arrested for allegedly killing a fellow officer's wife in Delhi, had several fake Facebook accounts and profiles on dating sites that he used to contact women. It was one of these women friends that he called first after the murder, the police said on Wednesday.
Major Handa, 40, was arrested on Sunday, a day after he allegedly slit the throat of Shailza Dwivedi, the wife of Major Amit Dwivedi, and ran her over to make it look like an accident. He allegedly wanted to marry the 35-year-old former beauty queen, but she had refused.
The two met in 2015 in Nagaland - when Shailza's husband was posted there. Over 3,500 calls and messages were exchanged between them in six months, the police say, and they were mostly from Major Handa.
In the time he knew Shailza, Major Handa also trawled dating sites.
He allegedly grew close to a woman he met through the site QuackQuack.in about two years ago. She was the first person he called after allegedly committing the crime.
The woman, who lives in Delhi's Patel Nagar, had come out of a bad marriage and had become a close confidante of the officer.