Indian man kills American wife, then himself

March 04 16:18 2014

An auto driver fatally stabbed his wife of five months and then blew himself up in his home.

According to CNN, rickshaw driver Bunty Sharma, 32 and American tourist Erin Willinger, 35, met last September at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.

The driver and yoga teacher married in October, but by December started living separately.

According to the Hindustan Times, trouble arose when the two accused one another of hiding their previous marriages. Willinger contacted Agra Police’s Mediation Cell for Family Matters in January and accused her husband of cruelty, greed and infidelity.

However, the pair continued to meet each other while estranged.

Last month, Willinger met with Sharma and police said that he drove her to a secluded spot and stabbed her to death.

Sharma then allegedly drove to his home and ignited a gas canister that caused his house to explode.

After the tragedy, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi offered its condolences and support to Willinger’s family, but declined to comment further.



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