MUMBAI : A man murdered his second wife in a Vasai lodge on Thursday late night and after calling his mother post the murder, who advised him to surrender first to the D N Nagar police which has transferred the case to Waliv police in Vasai.

Suhel Ilyas Shaikh (29) stays with his first wife and mother in Punjabi Chawl, Juhu Lane, Andheri while his second wife,aged 22 years stayed with her mother in Jogeshwari. Both the couple would fight, as the second wife wanted to stay with him in Andheri, but Shaikh would say that his two wives would not get along if they stayed together.  The victim's relatives would also pester Shaikh to take his second wife to his Andheri home, said police.

On Thursday night, Suhel and his second wife booked into a highway hotel in Vasai to sort out the issue and a fight ensued,during which using her dupatta, he strangulated to death, and absconded from the hotel room,leaving the dead body inside the rented room,said police. Next, after the murder, Suhel called his mother and on the mother's advice,Suhel went to the D N Nagar police station where he surrendered to the police. The D N Nagar arrested him for murder and as the incident occurred in Vasai, the case was transferred to Waliv police station and has been remanded in police custody when produced before the Vasai court on Friday.