LUCKNOW, India (AP) — 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 Saturday.
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. Willinger, 35, from West Chester, Pa., adopted an Indian name, Kiran Sharma. But police said they separated soon after because of differences.
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.