New Delhi: A 40-year-old cook has been arrested on charges of strangulating his wife and then chopping her body into several parts, a police official said on Sunday.
The incident is attributed to an extra-marital affair, as Gulbuddin had allegedly also married another woman in Assam. He wanted to shift there after getting rid of his first wife.
"Gulbuddin on Thursday night murdered his wife Phullu Begum, 36, at his Aya Nagar home in south Delhi. He was arrested on Saturday," said a senior police official.
According to police, Gulbuddin admitted to having committed the crime and revealed that he strangulated his wife and then cut her body with a saw in the bathroom of the first floor of his house. Their 16-year-old daughter was asleep on the ground floor.
"He wanted to sell his Delhi property which Phullu Begum resisted. Thus, he planned to get rid of her," said police.
After killing her, he stuffed the body parts in different sacks and dumped them at a secluded spot.
The body parts were recovered in a decomposed state after Gulbuddin led a police team to the spot.
The matter came to light when his daughter enquired about her mother. After getting no proper reply from her father, she lodged a missing complaint at Fatehpur Beri police station.
Police have sent the body parts for postmortem. A case of murder has been registered at Fatehpur Beri police station and the accused has been arrested.