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The plumber did it. First of three cases of chopped bodies solved

Delhi Police has arrested a man allegedly involved in the murder of a woman whose body was found inside a bag dumped in an open drain in southeast Delhi’s Amar Colony on December 3.

delhi Updated: Dec 09, 2016 13:19 IST
Snehal Tripathi
Snehal Tripathi
Hindustan Times
Delhi crime,serial killer,crime against women
Delhi Police said the condition of the body suggested that it had been at least 24 hours before the body was spotted. (HT Photo)

The Delhi Police solved the first of the three cases of mutilated, unidentified bodies found in the Capital in a span of nine days. They arrested a 48-year-old plumber for allegedly murdering his live-in partner and chopping her body into two parts over in southeast Delhi’s Amar Colony.

Balram allegedly saw Anarkali (43) in a compromising position with another person, said Delhi Police officials. In a fit of rage, he crushed her head with a hammer and chopped her body into two with three knives. Later, he stuffed the upper portion of the body in an airbag and dumped it in a drain at Captain Gaur Marg. He dumped the lower portion of the body in another drain at Sriniwaspuri.

Police found the upper portion of the body on December 3. The lower portion was found the next day.

Anarkali, who ran a tea shop in East of Kailash, had been reported missing for at least two days before her body was found. During investigation, police learnt that she had been living with Balram at the time she went missing. Balram had reportedly told neighbours that Anarkali had gone to her village in Tamil Nadu.

Balram was arrested on December 7 from Astha Kunj park based on a tip off. He confessed during interrogation, police said.

On November 25, a headless and decomposed body of a woman, stuffed in a black plastic bag, was found inside the sewer of a four-storey building in south Delhi’s Munirka. A police team said they had found a lead about her killer, who could have also murdered another woman whose body was found in the same area on November 18.

On December 2, a man’s body cut in two parts was found on a road in southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar early in the morning. Police said the body was wrapped in a blanket and tied with a rope. The severed legs were stuffed in a plastic bag and found at least 10 feet away.

Both bodies are yet to be identified.

On November 30, the body of a woman, with injury marks on her throat, was found under a car at Pushp Vihar in south Delhi on November 30. It had tattoos on the left and right wrists. The body had injury marks inflicted with a sharp object on the throat. There were similar marks on her chin and left wrist too.

First Published: Dec 08, 2016 11:46 IST