Suraj Kumar from Kerala State, India, was arrested after his wife Utra died from a snakebite. In the course of the investigation, which was initiated by the relatives of the deceased woman, it turned out that the insidious husband dreamed of taking possession of his wife's rich dowry and twice tried to bring her to the grave, furnishing death as an accident. The first time Kumar "arranged a meeting" of Morning with a viper, from whose attack the woman was saved. But the second time Suraj succeeded - the husband threw a cobra into his sleeping wife's bed, and she bit the young woman.
Suraj Kumar almost got away with killing Utra's 25-year-old wife - in India, cobra attacks are not considered a rarity, so when the alleged grief-stricken husband reported to the police, he was first believed. But the relatives calmly suspected that something was wrong: shortly before the incident, a snake had already attacked the morning, but then they managed to pump the girl out after being bitten by a viper. The parents found such coincidences suspicious, and they asked to open an investigation. The girl's family also claimed that Suraj was stalking them and extorting money, which could become a motive for the murder, according to BBC News.
Cobra venom is fatal and kills an adult in an average of three to five minutes, Getty Images
As a result, the officers found out that Suraj was behind both "accidents". The man coveted the woman's rich inheritance and wanted to bring his life partner to the grave as soon as possible. In total, the investigation took a year, and during the course of the investigation it was also possible to arrest the man who helped the killer get both snakes. The supplier did not know for what purpose Suraj was buying reptiles from him, and when he became aware of the crime, the man began to cooperate with the investigation and voluntarily confessed. On Monday, the court found the man guilty of murder. It has been proven that Kumar threw an angry cobra on his wife's bed while Morning slept, and as a result of numerous bites, the 25-year-old housewife died in her home.
Man received two life sentences and is required to pay a fine, Getty Images
The case was the most high-profile case in recent memory, according to an Indian legal website. The accusation record was 1,000 pages long, detailing the conspiracy planned and carried out by Suraj. Prosecutors claim that the murder became unique because of the choice of the instrument of the crime, they demanded the death penalty for the accused. The judge agreed that the case was not trivial, but did not satisfy the prosecutor's request for a death sentence. Suraj was sentenced to double life imprisonment, and also ordered to pay a fine to the family of the deceased girl in the amount of 500,000 rupees (about 476,000 rubles).