The accused family for the murder case of a pregnant woman that put the city of Hyderabad in shock has been arrested. The dismembered fragments of the woman were found in the city’s Botanical garden.
As per reports, the murder was an outcome of adultery and sexual jealousy. Although the woman wasn’t identified initially, the CCTV footage helped nab the culprit. A grainy video of a man on a bike that stopped and dumped the bags with the body parts was analysed and checked through multiple cameras to identify the vehicle and get by getting an image of the number plate.
The rider was a man wearing a blue T-shirt, on pillion was a woman carrying a backpack, both of whom were identified later.
As per reports, The victim was 32-year-old Pinky, who had left her husband and two children in Bihar and came to live with Vikas Kashyap, a man she had a relationship with, the police said. She had also brought her second son, 8-year-old Jatin, along with her when she came six weeks back.
Pinky and Vikas had been residents of Mohana Malti village in Bihar. But eight months ago, Vikas Kashyap came to Hyderabad in search of work and took up lodgings with a family he knew — Anil and Mamata Jha, and their son Amarkanth.
The arrival of Pinky and her son created tension. It added not just to the family’s financial burden, but also triggered rivalry between the two women. It acquired an edge after Pinky found that Vikas Kashyap handed over his earnings to Mamata Jha and not to her, the police said.
Mamata Jha, who also wanted the help of Vikas Kashyap to recovered 3 acres of land she owned in Bihar, finally decided to do away with Pinky, the police said. It is not clear why the rest of her family aided her.
Senior police officer Sandeep Shandilya said forensic reports revealed that Pinky was pushed to the ground, hit on the stomach and back, which had crushed her uterus. The body was kept at home for a day before Amarkant Jha brought electric saws to chop it up for easy disposal, the police said. The dismemberment was done in the bathroom and after packing the body parts in two bags – gunny and plastic – the mother and son dumped them on the road, the officer added.