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Hyderabad: Bizarre twist to love triangle behind pregnant woman’s murder, say cops

The police have arrested three members of a family for the murder of a pregnant woman whose body parts were found in gunny bags near Botanical Garden in Hyderabad in January. The prime suspect is absconding

india Updated: Feb 13, 2018 22:18 IST
Press Trust of India, Hyderabad
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The 32-year-old victim, from Bihar, was eight months pregnant when she was killed. (Getty Images/iStockphoto for representation )

A 35-year-old man, his 37-year-old lover, her 75-year-old husband and her 21-year-old son were behind the brutal murder of a pregnant woman whose body parts were found in two gunny bags dumped near the Botanical Garden in Hyderabad in January, police said on Tuesday after arresting three people.

The victim, identified as 32-year-old Bingee aka Pinkee from Bihar, was eight months pregnant when she was killed.

Police identified the suspects — Mamata Jha, her husband Anil Jha, their son Amarkanth and Vikas Kashyap, who’s at large — after analysing CCTV videos, Cyberabad police commissioner Sandeep Shandilya said.

The Jha family is from Mohana Malti village in Bihar’s Banka district. The slain woman is from the same village and she was identified when a police team reached there with her photograph.

Investigation revealed that Pinkee married a man from Chandausi town of Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district around 13 years ago and had three children with him.

“But she developed an intimacy with Kashyap and left her husband. In January 2017, she returned to her village along with her lover,” the police commissioner said.

In the meantime, the 35-year-old Kashyap got involved in an extramarital affair with Mamata, who then plotted to get rid of Pinkee, investigators said.

Mamata allegedly convinced Kashyap to go to Hyderabad to spend some time be with her son, who was working there. The man did accordingly; left Pinkee in the village and went to the southern city.

“Later, Mamata and her husband joined their son and Kashyap in Hyderabad, where they stayed in a rented house in the Sherlingampally area,” the police chief said.

But a pregnant Pinkee traced them, came to Hyderabad about 45 days ago and started staying with Mamata’s family and Kashyap.

Her arrival made Mamata desperate to get rid of her as Pinkee posed a threat to her illicit affair with Kashyap and also she was a financial liability for them, the top officer said.

In their desperation, Mamata and Kashyap allegedly planned to kill the woman. “She also got husband Anil and son Amarkanth involved in the plot,” Shandilya said.

In accordance with the plot, Mamata and Kashyap picked up a fight with the woman and the man pushed her against a wall in the house, he said. “The pregnant woman collapsed instantly and all the accused kicked and punched her, leading to her death.”

The suspects allegedly kept the corpse in house for a day before Amarkanth and Kashyap hacked it into pieces with an electric cutter that the son bought on January 28, and put the mutilated remains in two gunny sacks.

“Early on January 29, Mamata and Amarkanth brought the bags on a motorcycle and dumped them near the Botanical Garden. Their act was caught on CCTV cameras,” the commissioner said.

Mamata and Anil went back to Bihar, where they were arrested on Monday. Their son was held in Hyderabad, while a search is being launched to catch Kashyap.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 20:07 IST