The Government Railway Police (GRP) Tuesday arrested from Bhiwandi a 35-year-old labourer who allegedly killed his wife by pushing her in front of a moving train at the Vasai Road railway station the previous day.
The accused has been identified as Mehendi Hasan Ansari, who lived in Bhiwandi and is a native of Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh. A painter by profession, Ansari has been in Mumbai since the age of 17, said the police. He married the victim, Nurunisa, 25, in 2016 and the couple had two children — a five-year-old boy and a 15-month-old daughter.
Ansari suspected his wife of having an extramarital affair and used to fight with her, the police said. She had left home earlier this month and returned only a few days ago, they added.