Software engineer kills wife, chops body into pieces

In a gruesome incident, a software engineer allegedly killed his wife, cut the body into pieces and hid it in a deep freezer for nearly two months here, police said on Sunday.

Updated: Dec 12, 2010, 22:00 PM IST

Dehra Dun: In a gruesome incident, a software
engineer allegedly killed his wife, cut the body into pieces
and hid it in a deep freezer for nearly two months here,
police said on Sunday.

The incident came to light when brother of the 33-year-old
victim Anupama Gulati yesterday lodged a police complaint
after he did not get satisfactorily reply from the engineer
about his sister`s whereabouts.

Acting on the complaint, police arrested Anupama`s husband
Rajesh (37), who hailed from Delhi, from his rented
accommodation at Prakash Vihar area here on Sunday. During
interrogation, he confessed to have murdered his wife on
October 17, police said.

According to Dehra Dun SSP GS Martolia, Rajesh banged
Anupama`s head against a wall following a quarrel after which
she fell unconscious. Later, he strangulated her in a fit of
rage, cut the body into pieces and stashed them into a deep
freezer.

In the meantime, Rajesh told his two twin kids -- aged
four years -- that their mother had gone to Delhi. He also
told Anupama`s brother Sujan that his relations with her had
improved. However, Sujan grew suspicious and came to Dehra Dun
yesterday to inquire about his sister.

The couple had settled down in Dehra Dun 18 months ago
after returning from the United States.

PTI