Hyderabad: Man stabs his 55-year-old partner, cuts it into 6 pieces and keeps them in the fridge with a loan of Rs 7L
Chandra Mohan works in the online stock market industry, according to police.
To avoid the smell of decay, Chandra Mohan used agarbatti (incense), phenyl and perfumes and regularly applied them to the body parts of the deceased which he kept with him in a refrigerator.
A 48-year-old man was arrested in Hyderabad on Wednesday for allegedly killing and cutting off the body parts of a middle-aged woman with whom he was involved in an illicit affair over Rs 7 Lakh worth of debts. The arrest followed a week-long investigation, launched after the discovery of the victim, identified as the severed head of 55-year-old Yarram Anuradha Reddy, in a dump.
According to police, the defendant, Chandra Mohan, is single and was involved in an illicit relationship with Reddy over a period of 15 years. Reddy had been abandoned by her husband a long time ago. As a result of his association, the defendant, who worked at the online stock exchange, had provided lodging for the deceased in a part of his ground-floor residence.
Reddy, a local financial broker, had lent Mohan a loan of Rs 7 lakhs that he had owed since 2008. As the deceased persisted in pressing the defendant for the money owed, the defendant became increasingly disgusted with his attitude, he said. police.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (South East Zone) Ch Rupesh said Mohan was growing increasingly frustrated by the woman’s constant demands for debt repayment and the situation escalated on 12 May. After an argument over her debt, he attacked her with a knife and inflicted stab wounds to her chest and stomach, killing her instantly.
To dispose of the body, he bought two small stone-cutting machines and used them to decapitate its head, dismembering it into six parts. The legs and hands were separated and stored in a refrigerator at his residence, while the remaining body parts were packed into a suitcase.
On May 15, the defendant, who was carrying the decapitated head of the victim in a black plastic case, took a car and threw it on the banks of the Musi River.
To avoid the smell of decay, Mohan used agarbatti (incense), phenyl, and perfumes and regularly applied them to the body parts of the deceased he had with him. The defendant also sent messages from the victim’s phone to eradicate any suspicion.
The woman’s severed head was found near the Musi River in the city on May 17 by local civic workers. Malakpet police station was alerted and staff arrived at the scene following the report.
A case was registered, and the police formed eight teams dedicated to investigating and solving the murder case. They examined CCTV footage available in the immediate vicinity, which played a crucial role in the defendants’ catheterization.
The case is being investigated by Police Inspector K Srinivas of Malakpet Police Station. DI L Bhaskar Reddy and the committed staff of the Malakpet Police Station are providing valuable assistance in the investigation. ACP Malakpet, G Shyamsunder, is monitoring the overall progress of the case, ensuring effective coordination and supervision. The officers have been duly recognized for their exceptional efforts in this case.
The case is similar to the sensational Delhi murder case uncovered last year. Aaftab Amin Poonawala is accused of strangling his partner Sharddha Walkar and cutting his body to pieces in Mehrauli on May 18 last year. He stuffed the body parts into a refrigerator before spreading them around various locations in the national capital over several days to avoid detection.