Slain Indian-origin woman’s husband faces murder chargeBy IANS
Friday, January 28, 2011
WELLINGTON - The husband of an Indian-origin woman, who was burned to death in New Zealand last week, has been charged with killing his wife and was presented before a court Saturday, Radio New Zealand reported.
Twentynine-year-old Diwesh Sharma, a postal worker from Manukau, is accused of killing his wife Ranjeeta, 28.
Diwesh’s wife was found dead on the side of the road Jan 20 in Huntly, a town in the Waikato region of the North Island in New Zealand.
Diwesh along with his four-year-old son had left for Fiji soon after the incident. New Zealand police officers travelled there to question him and both accompanied the officers back to New Zealand Friday.
He was arrested in Hamilton overnight and will appear again in court Tuesday. He is also facing charge of breaching bail.