A software engineer was found dead while his wife of two months was found grievously injured in their home in Dwarka, New Delhi on Sunday, police said.
Police suspect the 32-year-old man first injured his wife and then committed suicide by hanging himself from the ceiling fan with an electric wire in their Dwarka house.
The mother of the dead man, Amit Bachhan, was locked inside her room in the flat at Platinum Heights Apartments. She called out for help around 4.30 a.m. Sunday after which the security guards entered the house.
The guards, after freeing the mother, found Bachhan's body with a plastic wire around his neck and his 28-year-old wife Shivani in a pool of blood.
The wife was rushed to hospital where her condition was said to be critical.
The couple got married Nov 2 after getting to know each other through a matrimonial website, but their marriage was fraught with frequent quarrels, police said.
Bachhan was working with a Noida-based international company while Shivani works in a trading company in Gurgaon, police said.
"No suicide note was found. But it seems Bachhan committed suicide after attacking his wife. Nothing can be ruled out," said a police officer.
Police said the couple had fought Saturday night too after locking Bachhan's mother in her room.
Shivani's father said his daughter called the police control room many times after being attacked by her husband. But police maintained that they immediately responded to the distress call.
Bachhan's sister alleged that her brother was unhappy with Shivani's behaviour.