The murder went undetected for over two months as the woman’s family had snapped all ties with her after her love marriage and the neighbours didn’t bother about the fact that they hadn’t seen her all this while, say police. Even the stench emanating from Pavan Singh Thakur‘s rented house didn’t raise any red flags.
Chhattisgarh: Husband detained for allegedly killing his wife in Bilaspur
It was only when police arrived at Pavan’s house while investigating the fake currency racket that they realized it was the stench of rotting flesh and began a thorough search. Bits of the woman’s body were found stuffed inside a mattress, and the bigger parts were wrapped tightly in many layers of polythene and stuffed into the water tank.
The husband initially told police that he killed his wife Sati Sahu because he suspected her of infidelity but eventually admitted that he strangled her after she began quarreling with him to give up crime. Bilaspur police had no inkling that a currency investigation would lead them to uncover a ghastly murder.
The couple was married for 10 years and lived in a house in Usla locality of Bilaspur. They have two children, who live with their maternal aunt. Cops of Sakri police station in the city were on the trail of a fake currency racket when their investigation led them to Pawan’s house. The search for the source of the stench immediately took precedence over their original plan to look for evidence of fake currency.
In a room, they found a water tank that Pawan had bought after killing Sati, say police. When they unsealed the cover, they reeled from the stench that burst out. They found five tightly bound plastic packages that yielded the grisly remains of a human being. A search of the house revealed more body parts, along with a scanner-printer and fake currency, say police.
Pawan was taken to the police station where he initially tried to cook up a story of his wife’s alleged infidelity but under interrogation, he narrated how she had found out about his crime links and insisted that he end it, say police
According to his statement, the couple quarreled on January 6 after which he strangled her in a fit of rage and chopped her body into pieces with a grinder-cutter so that he could dispose of them in batches, say police.
He said that he tried to burn the legs first but the stench was so terrible that he decided against it. Then, he went out and bought adhesive tape, bundles of plastic bags and a water tank. He taped the body parts, stuffed them into bags, sealed them with more tape and strings and hid them in the water tank, hoping no one would come looking. None of his neighbours did. But the currency trail led the cops to him
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