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Delhi cook allegedly strangles wife, chops her body before disposing

PTI 18 Apr 2016, 10:01:19 IST

New Delhi:A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife and then chopping her body into parts, before dumping it at a secluded spot near his residence in south Delhi's Fatehpur Beri area.

The accused, Gulbuddin, is a cook by profession. He had married another woman in Assam, where he had lived for a while, and wanted to get rid of his first wife Phullu Begum, a police official said today.

On Thursday, after the couple's 15-year-old daughter fell asleep, Gulbuddin allegedly strangled Ms Begam. He then dragged her body to the bathroom and chopped the body into parts before dumping it, the official said.

Their daughter lodged a missing complaint at the Fatehpur Beri Police Station on Friday, following which several persons were questioned. The police had begun suspecting Gulbudding for the inconsistency in his statements.

On Saturday, the body was found in a decomposed state and when Gulbuddin was subjected to sustained interrogation, he broke down and confessed, the police said, adding that they have also recovered the weapon of offence.