The Jhajjar district court in Haryana on Wednesday awarded 30-year rigorous imprisonment to a woman for murdering her husband in 2016.
The woman’s boyfriend who had helped her in the crime was also sentenced the same punishment.
Accused Puja, 30, had an extramarital affair with her neighbour. She chopped her husband Baljeet Singh into eight pieces and concealed the parts in different locations of the house at Asanda village in April 2016.
Additional sessions judge HS Dahiya after hearing both the sides said it has been proved that both the culprits murdered Baljeet in well-planned manner and had made love in front of his body in the house.
The case came to light after Baljeet’s brother Kuljeet Singh filed a missing complaint on April 26, 2016. His two sisters also found foul smell emanating from the house and suspected Puja to be behind the disappearance of their brother.
“We had suspected that Puja could be involved in disappearance of Singh. Hence her name was included in the FIR.
“When cops had quizzed her, she had failed to give any satisfactory reply,” said one of the deceased’s relative. Police also found discrepancies in her answers.
The FIR named six people, including the convicted lovers. While police kept probing into the case, the victim’s relatives started their own investigation in the house.
Soon after, they understood that their brother was murdered and they rushed to inform police.
Puja was grilled and she admitted to committing the crime with her lover.
While Puja and her lover were sentenced to rigorous imprisonment, the court, however, acquitted the four others named in the FIR, saying the lover duo was responsible for the gruesome murder of Baljeet.