New Delhi, October 22: A 31-year-old man allegedly killed his co-worker, chopped his body and hid it in a refrigerator after he suspected him of having an affair with his wife in south Delhi’s Mehrauli. The man has been arrested, police said.Also Read - Delhi Shocker: 6-year-old Girl Raped, Hospitalised in Critical Condition; Accused Yet to be Identified
Badal Mandal, alias Swapan Singra, severed the head of Vipin Joshi with a meat cleaver and hid the body parts in a refrigerator at his rented flat in the same area, police said. Also Read - Will Chhath Puja Celebrations be Allowed in Delhi? DDMA to Make Decision on Oct 27
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The incident came to light after Joshi went missing since October 9 and his body was recovered on October 15. Mandal was arrested three days later from Rourkela, Odisha, after one of his relatives informed the police.
During interrogation, Mandal revealed that he had seen Joshi visiting his house a couple of times in his absence. He suspected his wife of having an illicit affair with Joshi, the police said.
In a bid to execute his plan, Mandal had applied for leave at his workplace so that no one suspects him of killing Joshi, a senior police officer said.
On the day of the incident, Mandal took a meat cleaver from the restaurant. The duo drank alcohol at Mandal’s flat and then he killed him with the cleaver, the police said.
After the incident, Mandal fled to his in-laws’ house in Kolkata. A Delhi Police team reached Kolkata after tracking his cellphone’s location to Purulia village.
But he was not found there.
The police team then went to Tatanagar, where one of Joshi’s relatives said he was in Rourkela.
Badal had even procured fake identity cards and documents to throw the police off track, but he was arrested, the police said.
With inputs from PTI