A 41-year-old man who brutally murdered his wife and chopped her body into pieces before dumping them near a rail line has been awarded life imprisonment without any remission for 20 years by a Delhi Court.
Terming it as a “rare” case, the court said the murder was executed in a “pre-planned” and “cold blooded” manner and the sight of severed body parts strewn all over the ground which reflected the brutality of the crime must have given sleepless nights to those who witnessed the scene.
“The manner in which the woman had been brutally killed proves that the offence was planned and he has executed the same in a cold blooded manner and the extent of brutality is writ large,” Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau said.
“The brutality reflected from the photographs is so gruesome that anybody who would have seen the scene or even the photographs of the severed portion of the body parts strewed all over the ground, would not have slept for days,” the judge said.
Kaushal Singh, a resident of Bihar, was the second husband of the victim Baby Devi and they were residing in a rented house here.
The two were having a discord and on September 24, 2005, Singh hit his wife on her face with a sword-like weapon injuring her.
Prosecution said that after severely injuring Devi, he strangulated her and chopped her body into several pieces. He dumped the body parts near a railway line in Nangloi area in north-west Delhi and threw the weapon in the bushes.
Though Singh’s case did not come under the category of “rarest of rare” warranting death sentence, the judge said it certainly falls in the category of “rare”.
“The convict is sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for life with the direction that he shall not be considered for grant of remission till he undergoes an actual sentence of 20 years,” the judge said.