Chandigarh: A 40-year-old man was killed allegedly by his wife and her brother in Mohali near here, with the murder coming to light while they were trying to dispose of the body stuffed in a suitcase.
The body of Ekam Singh Dhillon was found in a suitcase kept in a BMW car near his rented house in Mohali on Monday, police said.
Dhillon's wife was arrested and police claimed that she had admitted to murdering her husband with the help of her brother and his friend.
The woman is the niece of a former Congress MLA who lost in the recent Assembly elections.
Police have booked the woman, her mother, brother and two other relatives under various sections of IPC, including murder.
Police said the woman and her brother planned to throw the body stuffed in a suitcase in a canal.
They sought the help of an autorickshaw driver's to carry the suitcase into the car, police said. The auto driver got suspicious on seeing their hands stained with blood and informed the police.
Ekam's father Jaspal Singh Dhillon said he lived separately after he got married about 12 years ago.
Police said the couple had quarrelled before the murder.