Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Hyderabad, Mar 30:
The Crime Branch team of the Hyderabad police that had arrested Anwesh Ray of Odisha, son of Jnanapith award winning Odia writer Pratibha Ray, in connection with the death of his wife Sharmistha seven years ago, has revealed that the husband was jealous of his wife as she was earning more than him.
The Crime Branch police, however, refused to divulge the details of her mysterious death since the investigation is underway.
It may be mentioned that Sharmistha died after falling from her Srinagar Colony apartment at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad on March 24, 2007, the day her mother-in-law was conferred with the Jnanapith Award by the President of India in New Delhi.
At the time of her death, Sharmistha was seven months pregnant.
Police, which was on the hunt for Anwesh since the day of the mishap, finally nabbed him from Bengaluru on March 21 this year.
At the time of his arrest, the Crime Branch police came to know that Anwesh was staying with his second wife.
A software graduate from the BITS Pilani, Sharmistha was working in an IT firm as a software engineer along with Anwesh who is also a software engineer.