Following the horrifying Shraddha Walkar murder case in the national capital, another similar case has come to light in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur where a woman’s body was hacked and dumped at a remote location.
According to Sitapur Police, they recovered the body of the victim, identified as Jyoti aka Sneha, on November 8 in Gulariha under Rampur Kalan Police Station in Sitapur district of Uttar Pradesh, while the two main suspects in the case have been identified as Pankaj Maurya and Durjan Pasi were arrested.
The woman’s body parts were recovered at Gulariha under Rampur Kalan Police Station in Sitapur, police said. The woman is the wife of one of the defendants, Pankaj Maurya.
Sitapur Police said in their statement that “defendant Pankaj Maurya has confessed to police that he, along with one of his companions, killed his wife.”
In his statement to the police, the accused stated that the woman, Jyoti alias Sneha, had regularly consumed drugs.
“She stayed at someone’s house for several days, which broke up their relationship,” the defendant Pankaj claimed.
In their statement, Sitapur Police said the defendant, identified as Pankaj Maurya, decided to eliminate Jyoti, to whom he had been married for over ten years, after suspecting that she was cheating on him.
“Pankaj’s friend was also arrested for helping him in the crime,” Sitapur Police said in their statement.
The accused were arrested after successful surveillance by a joint effort by Uttar Pradesh Police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) and Rampur Police, the police statement said.
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