A software engineer allegedly killed his wife, cut the body into pieces and hid it in a freezer for nearly two months here, police said on Sunday.
Cops arrested Anupama's husband Rajesh, a 37-year-old hailing from Delhi, from his rented accommodation at Prakash Vihar area here on Sunday. He confessed to murdering his wife on October 17.
According to Dehra Dun SSP GS Martolia, Rajesh banged Anupama's head against a wall following a quarrel, after which she fell unconscious. Later, he strangulated her, cut the body into pieces and stashed them in the freezer.
The police closed in on Rajesh when the brother of Anupama Gulati, 33, lodged a complaint because he was not satisfied with the engineer's explanation of his sister's whereabouts.
Rajesh told his twins - aged four - that their mother had gone to Delhi. He also told Anupama's brother Sujan that his relations with her had improved. However, Sujan grew suspicious and came to Dehra Dun on Saturday.
The couple had settled down in Dehra Dun 18 months ago after returning from the US.