Palghar: A 30-year-old man has been arrested from Palghar district of Maharashtra for allegedly killing a woman he was in relationship with and hiding her body in the walls of his flat, police said on Saturday. Also Read - Maharashtra's Single-day COVID Count Crosses 10,000-Mark, Mumbai Reports 1,174 Fresh Cases

The accused killed the woman as she was pressuring him to marry her, said an official release. Also Read - Dharavi Sees 7-fold Increase in Coronavirus Cases, BMC Goes Back to 'Old Model' For Curbing Infections

The skeleton of the 32-year-old victim, who was prima facie killed in October last year, was recovered from the flat of the accused in Vangaon village, it said. Also Read - Coronavirus: Maharashtra Records 8998 Fresh Cases, 3 Weekly Markets Closed in Palghar District | Key Points

“The accused and the victim had been in relationship for the last five years. She was last seen with the accused on October 21,” it said.

When family members of the victim enquired about her whereabouts, the accused used to tell them that she had gone to Vapi in Gujarat.

They finally approached the police as the victim never returned, the release said.

A case has been registered under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for murder and other charges.

(With inputs from PTI)