While the Shraddha Walkar murder case in Delhi made national media headlines, a similar incident was reported in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh, where a man was arrested for hacking his wife to pieces.
“My wife was a drug addict and left home to stay with different people. This worried me as I couldn’t stand her sleeping with other men and after all my attempts to control her behavior failed I decided to get rid of her,” confessed Pankaj Maurya, the husband who was arrested for he had brutally killed his wife Jyoti, aka Sneha, in Sitapur.
“With the help of my friends, I chopped my wife up and dumped her in different places,” he said.
Police recovered Jyoti’s body parts from Gulariha area. Pankaj and his friend Durjan Pasi were arrested.
This sensational murder followed the brutal murder of Shraddha Walker by her partner Aftab Poonawalla, who killed her and sawed her body into 35 pieces in Delhi.
Besides Sitapur, another such brutal “hate” murder came to light in Azamgarh last week, where a lover decapitated a girl, hacked her body into six pieces and threw her into a well. Defendant Prince Yadav, who was arrested by police earlier this week, also confessed to developing “hatred” for his lover Aradhana Prajapati, 24, after she married another youth when he went to Dubai for a job.
Prince confessed that after his return last month he tried to pressure Aradhana into leaving her husband and marrying him, but when she refused he decided to eliminate her and hacked her body into pieces, throwing her in a well and threw the head away several kilometers away.
In the first week of this month, a youth brutally hacked her lover to death, smashing her face with a blunt object and throwing the body near a railway track in Barabanki. In this case, too, the police claimed that hatred of the girl for abandoning the accused led to the brutal killing.
Not only couples, but also several parents brutally kill their daughters in the name of saving the “honor of the family”. The hatred they develop for their own relatives for forming relationships against their will forces them to choose “brutal” methods of killing.
A glaring example of this surfaced this week when a father shot his daughter and later, with the help of his wife, stuffed her body into a trolley and dumped it on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura.