By Nita Bhalla
NEW DELHI (TrustLaw) - An Indian man strangled his newly-wed wife and drove her body 1,000 km before dumping it in a river to stop her taking a job, the Times of India reported on Wednesday.
The 31-year-old man, identified as Chandra Vibhas Sahu, a surgeon in a New Delhi hospital, married Supriya Tussar 10 months ago. But it was a troubled union as the couple often quarrelled, with neighbours sometimes even calling the police.
The newspaper said the immediate provocation for the crime was not known, but Sahu did not want his wife, who had degrees in engineering and management, to accept a job with an IT firm.
The man was arrested on Monday and told police he was "physically and mentally incompatible" with his wife, whose body he stuffed in a bag and drove away in a car that was a wedding gift from his wife's family.
India, despite its fast modernisation on the back on a growing economy, remains socially conservative, especially in the countryside where women are expected to stick to traditional roles in the home.