The man, a software engineer named Rajesh Gulati, was on Thursday found guilty of murder by a court in Dehradun, seven years after he committed the crime.
After an argument on October 17, Gulati, then 37, smothered his 36-year-old wife, Anuparna, and then used an electric saw to chop up her body in their two-room rented house at Prakash Nagar in Dehradun Cantonment. The couple had twins who were four years old at the time of the crime.
Gulati and Anuparna had moved to the US after getting married in 1999. They returned to Dehradun in 2008, after which their relationship deteriorated. The couple would often fight. Anuparna accused Gulati of having an extramarital affair with a woman from Kolkata.
On the night of October 17, the two had another argument and Gulati slapped his wife, following which she hit her head on the wall and fell unconscious. Scared she would wake up and file a police complaint, the techie stuffed her nose and mouth with cotton before using a pillow to smother her.
Gulati then purchased an electric saw and chopped up his wife’s body into 70 pieces. He then filled up Polythene Bags with the body parts and stored them in a deep freezer which also he bought subsequent to the murder. He started to dispose of the polythene bags one at a time, at various locations on the outskirts of the city.
The techie continued to do this for two months until one day Anuparna’s brother Sujan Kumar Pradhan landed up at his doorstep having not heard from his sister in a long time. Pradhan became suspicious when Gulati refused to let him enter the house.
Pradhan then filed a missing person complaint at the Dehradun cantonment police station. Police subsequently raided Gulati house and recovered severed bags with Anapurna’s body parts, including her head, from the freezer.
Source : timesofindia