Man kills ex-girlfriend, chops body into pieces in Azamgarh, arrested

21 November, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma

azamgarh Top News

In the horrifying murder case which was reported in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh, a woman was allegedly killed and chopped into pieces by her ex-boyfriend. The man was arrested on Saturday.

Following the horrible Shraddha Walker murder case in the national capital, another similar case has emerged in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh, where a woman’s corpse was dismembered and disposed of in remote regions.

According to the Azamgarh Police, the corpse of the dead, Aradhana Prajapati, was retrieved from Paschim Patti village under the Ahraula police station in the Azamgarh district, while the main culprit in the case, Prince Yadav, was apprehended.

According to the police statement, the deceased’s dumped body parts were collected from two separate sites, with the skull discovered in a pond 6 kilometres away from the well where the rest of the chopped body parts were located.

The suspected murder occurred on November 10, and the deceased’s body was discovered in a well on November 15.

According to the police statement, the deceased woman’s relatives filed a missing person’s report, stating that she had been missing since November 10. On November 15, local police discovered a woman’s body pieces in a well, with the head gone.

According to the police statement, when approached by the officers, the family partially verified the identify of the dead, but they were not persuaded owing to the missing skull.

Following this, on November 19, the police apprehended one Prince Yadav, who was discovered to be the deceased girl’s ex-boyfriend, according to the police.

According to the authorities, after being questioned, Prince admitted to his role in the crime. The police subsequently brought Prince to the crime scene, and it was because to his identification that the police were able to collect the deceased woman’s head from a pond six kilometres distant from the well, according to the police statement.

According to the police, Prince was arrested on Sunday following an encounter, when he tried to escape from the spot where the police had taken him to recover the missing head of the woman. Another accused in the incident, Sarvesh Yadav, who is Prince’s cousin, is absconding, as per the police.

A total of nine people have been involved in the crime, either in the execution of the plot to kill the woman or harbouring the culprits, according to the police.

Speaking to ANI, Anurag Arya, Superintendent of Police, Azamgarh said, “A dead body of an unidentified woman was found in a well on November 16. The head was missing and the rest of the body parts were missing. It was a challenge for the police, it was a crime related to the women. 5 police teams were on the job to work out the case. The accused has been arrested today. The prime accused in the case, Prince Yadav was arrested today after a police encounter. He sustained a bullet injury in his right leg. Illegal arms have been recovered from him.”

The official said that the accused had a relationship with the deceased two years ago. The woman was married in February this year when Prince was outside the country. Upon knowing about the marriage, the accused returned to the country and plotted to kill the woman.

“After the interrogation, it came to the fore that he had a relationship with the deceased two years ago. The deceased was married this year in February. He was outside the country then. When he came to know about her marriage, he was offended and returned to India. He attempted to threaten the deceased to break her marriage and also lured her to stay with him. He was aided by his relatives which include his maternal side and also his parents. When the woman did not agree, he along with his parents and cousin named Sarvesh hatched a plan to kill her and dump her body in such a way that it could not be recovered and he could not be caught,” the police official said.

Detailing the plot, the SP said that Prince had taken her out in the name of visiting a temple and strangled her to death in a sugarcane field.

“He called the woman on November 10, and roamed with her in the name of visiting a temple, and took her to the field of his maternal side and strangled her to death. To dispose of the body, he along with Sarvesh Yadav chopped it by keeping it on a wooden log. He threw the rest of the parts into the well, and threw the head in a pond along with her clothes,” he said.

Arya said that the recovery of the deceased’s clothes and other pieces of evidence has been accomplished.

“Based on the interrogation, the police have recovered everything. The clothes of the deceased have also been recovered. The wooden log on which the incident took place has been recovered. Evidence collection has been done from the field. There are a total of nine accused, of which one Prince Yadav has been arrested. The other accused Sarvesh Yadav, who is Prince’s uncle’s son is absconding. An award of Rs 25,000 has also been announced,” he said.

The other accused in the incident will be arrested soon, the official said.

“There are 7 others who were involved either in the planning of the incident or in harbouring the culprits. They will be arrested soon,” he said.