According to the Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) of the Sargaon police outpost, the incident took place in the housing board colony of Bhatapara city, following which the jawan was nabbed.
"The accused, identified as Suresh Miri (33), was taken into custody yesterday by Sargaon police in Mungeli district, where he had brought the body of his wife Laxmi (27) after allegedly killing her," Jagat told PTI.
The cops also said that Miri, who is a cook with the 6th battalion of the CAF in Dantewada district, has confessed that he murdered his wife over infidelity issues. On Tuesday afternoon, the couple who have two children got into a heated argument, which soon took a violent turn.
"When Laxmi was washing clothes in the bathroom, Miri went inside and started beating her. When she fell unconscious, Miri passed electric current to her private parts with the help of a live wire leading to her death on the spot," the news agency quoted the ASI as saying.
The ASI said that after murdering his wife, Miri informed his in-laws that Laxmi has fallen sick. The accused then hired a van and took Laxmi's body to his native village Khajri in the neighbouring Mungeli district.
However, when Laxmi's parents saw their daughter's dead body, they sensed some foul play and confronted Miri about it. They even alerted the police, following which the jawan was taken into custody.
The cops in Bhatapura have sealed Miri's residence and is currently investigating the case.