A 33-year-old man in the US allegedly stabbed his wife to death and then hanged himself because of his seething jealousy of her adoration for Bollywood superstar Hrithik Roshan, according to a media report. Dineshwar Budhidat of Queens fatally stabbed his wife, Donne Dojoy, 27, who worked as a bartender, and then hanged himself from a tree, on Friday, a report in The New York Post said.
Budhidat was “extremely jealous” of his wife being a huge fan of Hrithik, Dojoy’s friends told The Post, adding that her liking for the actor sent him into fits of rage.
“She told me when she was at home watching a movie or listening to a song (with Hrithik in it), he would ask her to turn it off because he'd get so jealous,” Mala Ramdhani, 52, a karaoke singer at Gemini’s Ultra Lounge in Ozone Park (where Dojoy tended bar), said.
“Any movie Hrithik Roshan acted in, she wanted to see it,” Ramdhani added.
The report said that Dojoy had moved out of her apartment where she lived in with her husband, but had agreed to stop by the place to watch a movie with Budhidat. Later in the evening though, Budhidat texted his wife’s sister, saying he had killed her, and instructing that the key to the apartment could be found under a flower pot, police sources said later on Friday.
He then left behind his wife’s impaled body and hanged himself from a tree in a field nearby, the report elaborated.
The New York Daily News reported that Budhidat had previously assaulted her mere weeks after the two had got married in July. Dojoy even had a stay order issued against Budhidat after a court hearing, which had stemmed from his arrest in August for slapping and strangling Dojoy a week earlier inside their Queens apartment.
“I think he loved her but at the same time, he was obsessed with her, because of the type of job she did,” Rodney, a friend of Dojoy’s, said in the report. “She looked good, she always made her money, so he was probably jealous of her.” Dojoy had told her friends that he was controlling and even violent with her at times.
“She talked about him abusing her, controlling her, beating her, scaring her, threatening to kill her,” Rodney added.
“She never took it seriously because she loved him.” Remembering her niece as “a lovely young lady", Dojoy’s aunt, Silvin Dojoy, added that she was "a beautiful girl, intelligent, and worked hard.”
Of the husband, she said, “He was a coward. Who acts like that? Lifting your hands against a woman? That’s a cowardly act. There is no reason for him to have done what he did. It’s unbelievable. He had no right to do what he did.”
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