A man has been arrested in the murder of a woman and her dismembered body was found in a well here, officials said Sunday.
In a statement, police said Prince Yadav was hit by a bullet during a gunfight with police on Sunday when he was taken to a site to recover the woman’s head.
According to police, Yadav, who was arrested on Saturday, hid a national-made pistol on the spot and used it against police to escape from their custody.
The case came to light on November 15 after some locals found the body inside a well located outside the village of Paschimi.
The body of the woman, later identified as Aradhana, was found half-naked and appeared to be two to three days old, Police Chief (Azamgarh) Anurag Arya previously said.
The incident follows a similar incident reported in Delhi, where a 28-year-old man allegedly strangled his life partner and split her body into 35 pieces and stored in a 300-litre refrigerator. for almost three weeks at home. reside before dumping them all over the city for a few days.
Yadav with the help of his parents, cousin Sarvesh and other family members planned to kill Aradhana, who is believed to be in his 20s, out of resentment that she was married to someone else and not he.
She lives in Ishaq Pur village of Azamgarh district.
So far, it has come to light that Yadav was romantically involved with the victim, who got married earlier this year to someone else.
On November 9, Yadav drove Aradhana by bicycle to a temple.
When they got there, he, with Sarvesh’s help, strangled her in the sugarcane field. The two men then cut her body into six parts, wrapped them in plastic bags and threw them into a well, police said.
They threw the head into a pond not far away.
So far, police have recovered a weapon with a sharp blade, a nationally manufactured pistol and a cartridge.
Sarvesh, Pramila Yadav, Suman, Rajaram, Kalawati, Manju, Sheela, all of whom are said to have helped Yadav in the crime, are still outlawed.
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