In a gruesome incident, a software engineer allegedly killed his wife, cut the body into pieces and hid it in a deep freezer for nearly two months in Dehra Dun, police said on Sunday.
The incident came to light when brother of the 33-year-old victim Anupama Gulati on Saturday lodged a police complaint after he did not get satisfactorily reply from the engineer about his sister's whereabouts.
Acting on the complaint, police arrested Anupama's husband Rajesh (37), who hailed from Delhi, from his rented accommodation at Prakash Vihar area here on Sunday. During interrogation, he confessed to have murdered his wife on October 17, police said.
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 in a fit of rage, cut the body into pieces and stashed them into a deep freezer.
In the meantime, Rajesh told his two twin kids -- aged four years -- 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 yesterday to inquire about his sister.
The couple had settled down in Dehra Dun 18 months ago after returning from the United States.