Rajasthan: Man who reported his aunt missing, confesses killing her, cutting her into 8-10 pieces with marble cutter

Police said that while recording the accused's statement they found many contradictions in his story.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, December 17, 2022, 07:26 PM IST
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Rajasthan: Man who reported his aunt missing, confesses killing her, cutting her into pieces with marble cutter | ANI

Jaipur: A man from Jaipur allegedly killed his aunt using a hammer and cut her body into pieces using a knife and a marble cutter. The accused identified as one Anuj had on December 11 reported that her aunt had gone missing.

Paris Deshmukh, DCP North said that while recording Anuj's statement they found many contradictions in his story and grew suspicious of him. Upon probe by the police, the crime was revealed.

Relative had seen him cleaning blood stains near kitchen

The man, Anuj Sharma alias Achitya Govind Das (33), was arrested on Thursday, police said.

Sharma had been associated with 'Hare Krishna' movement for the last seven-eight years.

However, a spokesperson of the organisation in Jaipur said Sharma was not active for the past one year after the death of his mother.

Sharma had informed the police on the night of December 11 that his aunt Saroj Sharma (65) had gone to the temple in the morning and was missing since then.

During the probe, it was found that his statements were misleading, following which his activities were monitored, police said.

In CCTV footage, he was seen leaving his house with a suitcase. A relative had seen him cleaning blood stains near the kitchen of the house, they said.

Subsequently, Anuj Sharma was detained on December 13. During questioning, he confessed to have murdered his aunt by hitting her head with a hammer, police said.

Saroj Sharma was the wife of his father's elder brother and had been living with them after the death of her husband in 1995, they said.

Anuj Sharma's mother had died last year, they added.

On December 11, Anuj Sharma's father had gone to Indore and the accused and the victim were alone in the house, police said.

Heated argument between accused and her aunt

Anuj Sharma wanted to go to Delhi but the woman refused. It led to a heated argument and he hit her with a hammer, they said.

The incident took place in the kitchen. The accused dragged the body to the bathroom and cut it into eight-10 pieces with a marble cutter, police said.

"The accused took the body parts in a suitcase and dumped it at separate places on Delhi highway. Most of the body parts have been recovered," Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Paris Deshmukh said.

The incident is similar to the murder of a 27-year-old girl, Shraddha Walker, allegedly by her live-in partner in Delhi. 

(with inputs from PTI)

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