New Delhi: Delhi Police arrested a 31-year-oldman for allegedly murdering his co-worker, chopping his body and hiding it in a refrigerator after he suspected him of having an affair with his wife in South Delhi’s Mehrauli. The man has been identified as Badal Mandal.
Badal Mandal, alias Swapan Singra, severed the head of Vipin Joshi with a meat cleaver and hid the body parts in a refrigerator at his rented flat in the same area, they said. Joshi and Mandal worked at a restaurant.
Joshi had been missing since October 9 and his body was recovered on October 15. Badal was arrested three days later from Rourkela in Odisha after one of his relatives informed the police.
During interrogation, Badal told the police that he had seen Joshi visiting his house a couple of times in his absence. He suspected his wife of having an illicit affair with Joshi, following which he planned to kill him, the police said.
According to police, Badal told cops that he had seen Joshi visiting his house a couple of times in his absence. He suspected his wife of having an illicit affair with Joshi, following which he planned to kill him.
He had applied for leave at his workplace before killing Joshi so that no one would suspect him of killing Joshi, a senior police officer said.
On the day of the murder, Mandal took a meat cleaver from the restaurant and went to Joshi’s home. They both then drank alcohol at his Mehrauli flat. Mandal then killed Joshi with the cleaver and then used the weapon to sever the dead body’s head, police said. Mandal then hid the body parts in a refrigerator and fled to his in-laws’ house in Kolkata. He was later arrested after one of the relatives of Badal informed the police.
The police team then went to Tatanagar, where one of Joshi’s relatives said he was in Rourkela.
Badal had even procured fake identity cards and documents to throw the police off track, but he was arrested, the police said.
26-year-old Vipin Joshi, a native of Uttarakhand was hacked to death on October 15 and his dismembered body stuffed inside a fridge in south Delhi’s Saidulajab area.