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Two men arrested for killing widow, chopping her body into pieces in Mumbai

The murder was a fallout of a dispute over money.

mumbai Updated: Oct 22, 2017 23:35 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times

Two men were arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing a 40-year-old tribal woman and cutting her body into pieces after a dispute over money broke out between them in the powerloom district of Bhiwandi.

The accused were identified as Jiyalal Abdul Razak Khan,38, a loom worker, and Suresh Rajgure, 40, who is unemployed. The police said that Khan was in a relationship with the woman, Vanshi Waman Korad, 40, a resident of Jawhar taluka. The men lived at Temghar in Bhiwandi.

A police officer said, “After her husband died three years ago, she met Khan. They used to meet often. She would do odd jobs.”

According to the Shantinagar police, Khan and Rajgure planned to drink alcohol to celebrate Diwali at Temghar. On their way to the liquor shop, they met Korad who joined them.

“While drinking, Rajgure and Khan blamed Korad for not carrying money for alcohol. She was also abused for demanding money. They left the shop and went to an isolated place where another altercation turned fatal. In a fit of rage, Khan stabbed her with a chopper he was carrying. Rajgure also helped him,” said R Motale, an officer from Shantinagar police station.

After killing her, the two men cut Korad’s body into three pieces and stuffed them into two gunny bags, said Motale. They dumped the bags at two different locations in Shantinagar on Friday, he added.The next day, a foul smell emanating from the gunny bag alerted passers-by.

“After an hour, we got another call that a woman’s body without hands and legs was found at a different location. With the help of residents, we identified the body,” said Manjeet Bagga, inspector of Shantinagar police station. The body was sent to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital for a post-mortem.

The police arrested Khan and Rajgure before they could flee to their relative’s place. They were remanded in police custody till October 27.

“We have arrested them under murder charges and seized the chopped which was used to attack Korad. We have recorded her mother’s statement and based on which we have lodged the case,” said Bagga.

First Published: Oct 22, 2017 23:35 IST