An Indian woman, who was allegedly behind the murder of her husband, has been arrested.

Along with Mukeet's wife, Mumtaz, Samad, Sameer and Aman have been arrested. Two accused are yet to be caught by police.

On July 31, Mukeet was fatally shot in Jani, Uttar Pradesh, by unidentified men. Police recovered the gun that was used in killing Mukeet. It was his brother who had approached the police regarding him. When police took Mumtaz into custody on suspicion, she said that her husband used to beat her, reported Amar Ujala.

While she was having issues in her married life, she met Faizan, and fell in love with him. Later, the two came up with a plan to kill Mukeet. Mumtaz had reportedly paid Rs 1 lakh ($0.1 million) to contract killers roped in by her lover, according to Times Now News.

Faizan, on the other hand, told his friends to ask Mukeet to book a car for a trip to Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh. His friends agreed and joined Mukeet on the trip. Mumtaz said that her boyfriend's friends took a break during their journey on the pretext of relieving themselves. It was during that time that the accused took out a gun and killed Mukeet. After shooting him dead, the accused ran away.

In a separate incident, a woman, her boyfriend and two others were recently arrested for the murder of her husband. Police said that Shruti Ganji had pawned her sacred necklace (made of gold and black beads that most married women in India wear) as well as other jewelry items to raise Rs 1 lakh ($0.1 million). The money was to be used for advance payment for the contract killing, according to The Times of India.

She wanted to split from her husband Prabhakar Ganji to be with Hitesh Vala. Ganji refused to divorce her even though he himself was in another relationship. Shruti later narrated her ordeal to her friend Priya Nikam. Her friend helped her to connect with contract killer Santosh Reddy. Police have arrested Vala, Nikam and Reddy. Reddy’s accomplices, Kashinath Dhotre and Rohit Bachute, are being hunted by cops now.

On July 31, Reddy and his accomplices had booked Ganji’s taxi for a trip to Bhiwandi, near Mumbai, said senior police inspector Ashok Honmane. On the way, the accused asked Ganji to stop so that they could purchase food. "When Ganji stopped the car, the accused strangled him with a nylon rope and fled," said Honmane.

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