New Delhi: Delhi police claimed to have solved a six-month-old murder case, and arrested a man for allegedly killing his 28-year-old live-in partner, chopping her body into 35 pieces, and disposing of the body parts at different places in and around the national capital.
Officials said that the accused identified as Aftab, and the deceased, Shraddha (28) met while working at a call centre in Mumbai. They fell in love while working in Mumbai, and when their families refused to accept their relationship, the couple shifted to Delhi and started living at a rented apartment in the Chhatarpur area, Mehrauli police told ANI.
The accused killed her when she started forcing him for marriage, officials said.
On May 18, the couple had a fight, and the accused strangled her in a fit of rage. He then chopped her body into 35 pieces, bought a refrigerator, and kept them in it, they said.
Officials said that the accused later started disposing of the body pieces at different locations in and around Delhi during night hours for the next 18 days.