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Four days after former hockey player Ayyappa Chenanda was found murdered in his Malad home, the police arrested his wife Amita for the crime on Wednesday.

The accused, who was admitted to the Babasaheb Ambedkar Hospital had alleged that her husband killed himself after attempting to murder her.

Her lie was exposed after the cops confirmed that the wounds on her body were self-inflicted.

Investigations have revealed that Amita and her husband had been quarrelling over property matters for a long time.

Chenanda also suspected his wife of having an extra marital affair.

Her friends used to often come home and also help her financially, police investigation found. Chenanda asked his wife not to take money from his friends.

This is the reason for the couple to argue and fight.

Amita, who was Chenanda’s second wife, feared that he would give the flat and other properties to his first wife and son.

She had asked him to transfer the flat in her name but he refused, police said.

According to the police, Amita had planned the murder in advance and had the weapon ready.

On the day of the crime, she made her husband drink.

As he got drunk, she deliberately started arguing with him over property matters.

As her husband started shouting at her, she stabbed him thrice and pushed him down, police said.

She then stabbed herself on her thighs and started screaming for help.

Before anyone could arrive, she placed the knife in her dead husband’s hands.

When the police started their investigations, they realised that she was faking the incident and that the wounds were self-in-flicted.

Also the deceased’s son gave a complaint to the police that it was Amita who had killed his father.

On Tuesday after the cops placed her under arrest, she was sent to the Nair Hospital for psychiatric evaluation, where the doctors termed her mentally fit.

Chenanda was found in his bedroom with seven stab wounds on his body.

The couple was alone at home when she allegedly killed him.

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