Police have arrested a man in Chhattisgarh for allegedly killing his wife and chopping her body.
According to the police, Pawan Thakur of Bilaspur killed his wife Sati Sahu. After that, the body was cut into pieces and placed in the water tank of the house. Police revealed that Pawan Thakur killed his wife on the suspicion that she had a sexual relationship with someone else. The police suspect that the murder may have been committed about one or two months ago.
The police on Sunday recovered the body parts from the tank, which was kept inside a room in the accused man’s rented house in Uslapur area under Sakri police station limits here, an official said.
The death came to light when a team of Bilaspur police’s anti-crime and cyber unit raided the house based on a tip-off about printing of fake currency there, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh said.
The accused had allegedly strangled his wife Sati Sahu, on January 6 suspecting her relationship, he said. The police caught the accused near his house and recovered some fake currency notes from his possession, the official said.
In a subsequent raid at the house, the police teams noticed a foul odour emanating from a room close to the bathroom and recovered the body parts, wrapped in tape and polythene, from an empty water tank kept there, he said.
“After killing his wife, the accused purchased a water tank and a cutter machine. He chopped the woman’s body into five parts and tried to set them ablaze. However, afraid that he might get caught due to the burning smell, he decided to conceal the remains in the water tank,” Singh said.
The man then dropped his two children at his parents’ house in Takhatpur village (Bilaspur district), the official said.
The man has been arrested on the charges of murder and printing counterfeit currency notes, the official said.