Shock and horror gripped Ghaila village in Madiaon here on Friday when locals spotted four chopped legs of two women packed in two plastic bags. They immediately informed police, who found two torsos of women about a kilometre away, a little later.
A day earlier, two chopped heads of women were found in Sitapur, about 85 km from Lucknow, and cops suspect they belong to the same women whose body parts were found in Lucknow.
The police later got a post mortem examination of the body parts conducted and decided to go for DNA test to ascertain whether they belong to the same women, whose age could be around 25 years.
The Lucknow cops also got in touch with Sitapur police chief Kavindra Pratap Singh, who sent a police team led by AH Zaidi, Manpur police station officer, to Lucknow for investigation.
“We are investigating the case. Soon, a DNA test of the body parts will be carried out,” said Zaidi.
Incidentally, a complaint of two missing sisters was lodged at Mohammadpur police station in Lakhimpur Kheri. Cops initially suspected that the body parts recovered from Sitapur and Lucknow could be of the missing sisters.
But Akhilesh Kumar Chaurasia, district police chief of Lakhimpur Kheri, told HT over phone: “Parents of the missing sisters went to Sitapur and, after looking at the heads, denied that they were of their daughters.”
Blast from the past
On February 2 this year, 19-yeat old Gauri Srivastava’s chopped body parts were recovered from SGPGI area in Lucknow. She was allegedly murdered by her friend Himanshu Prajapati, 23, as he suspected she had relationship with other men also. Anuj Kumar Gautam, Himanshu’s friend was also arrested in connection with the case. The two accused are out on bail and the case is pending before a city court.