Man strangles pregnant wife; chops body into pieces

A man in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested for one of the most gruesome murders in recent times where he strangulated his 27-year-old pregnant wife, chopped the body into pieces, ground it, burnt and then dumped the remains on the outskirts of Rae Bareli district.

The murder took place on January 4, but it came to light on Tuesday after victim Urmila’s elder daughter, who witnessed the crime, reached her maternal grandmother’s house and narrated the incident.

Acting on a complaint by the victim’s family, the police arrested Ravindra Kumar (35), and recovered the charred remains which have been sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Lucknow for DNA profiling.

“After a complaint by the woman’s family, a team visited Ravindra’s home and informed Deeh police. Cops tried to trace the woman but failed. On January 10, Urmila’s sister Vidya Devi reached Deeh police station and lodged a report against Ravindra accusing him of killing her sister,” Circle Officer (CO) Vineet Singh said.

Notably, Urmila married Ravindra in 2011 and the couple have two daughters, aged 11 and seven. According to the police, Ravindra wanted a boy and suspected that Urmila would deliver a girl again.

Ravindra’s elder daughter said her grandfather Karam Chandra and uncles Sanjeev and Brijesh were also involved in her mother’s murder.

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