Man kills wife near wedding site

Last updated 00:40 23/02/2014

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An Indian man fatally stabbed his American wife before killing himself near the Taj Mahal, four months after the couple married near the legendary monument of love, police said.

Erin W. Willinger's body was found with multiple stab wounds late Thursday night in a deserted part of the city, said Agra police chief Shalabh Mathur.

Her husband Bunty Sharma committed suicide by igniting cooking gas and causing a massive explosion in his home, Mathur said.

Willinger and Sharma met last year when she visited the Taj Mahal with friends. She and Sharma fell in love and got married in October, police said.

Willinger, 35, from West Chester, Pennsylvania, adopted an Indian name, Kiran Sharma, and began working with a local nongovernmental organization to promote tourism in Agra. Sharma, 32, was a rickshaw cab driver in Agra city.

But police say they separated soon after because of differences.

"Both of them tried to resolve their differences and even met with a marriage counselor," Mathur said.

On Thursday night, Sharma took Willinger out in his vehicle, and on reaching a secluded place stabbed and killed her and dumped the body on the side of the road, Mathur said.

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