Thane: A man and his two family members, including his mother and brother, were arrested on charges of murdering his wife for dowry here, police said on Tuesday.
The arrested include Naresh Sampat Patil (28), his brother Abishek (27) and mother Sharda (44). His father Sampat (50) has also been booked, but is yet to be arrested, they said.
After allegedly murdering her, they told the police that she had committed suicide. On Sunday, the family approached the Vartak Nagar police here that Reshma (20) had strangulated herself and also attempted to kill her baby, Police Inspector Rama Sawant said.
However, the postmortem soon revealed that she had been killed and it was not a suicide, Sawant said.
After a thorough investigation, police came to know that the husband of the victim sought dowry. However, when she refused to pay he strangulated her to death and also tried to kill his own child, they said.