Morena (MP), Oct 10: A man allegedly conspired with his mother, brother-in-law and an occultist to kill his wife reportedly after she bore three children, all girls, and not a boy as he wanted, in Khaneta village here, police said today.
The accused have been identified as Lakhan Kirar (38), his mother, his brother-in-law Bhagchand, and an occultist Motiram Jatav, Additional Superintendent of Police (Addl. SP) Raghuwansh Singh said.
Lakhan, along with his mother and Bhagchand, convinced Mala for a 'treatment' by Jatav, which, they said, would help in bearing a boy, he said.
The accused later brought the victim to a well in Khaneta village, where Jatav and Bhagchand consumed liquor and strangulated her to death.
The duo then raped her and threw the body into the well, he said. Lakhan then filed a missing report with the Gwalior Police in an attempt to mislead the investigation, he said. The body was recovered about three weeks ago from the well in Khaneta village, he said.
Jatav was given Rs 20,000 by the other accused for his complicity, the Addl. SP said, adding he and Bhagchand were arrested, while Lakhan and his mother were absconding, he said.
A case has been registered and further investigation is on, he said.