New Delhi:  A man has been arrested for murdering his business partner and later killing his wife after she backtracked on her promise to commit suicide together, police said. The incident took place in Gurgaon city of Haryana. The deceased has been identified as Jaskaran Singh. Accused Harnek Singh had taken a loan of Rs 40 lakh from the deceased Jaskaran Singh.

Police said that deceased Jaskaran Singh had given Harnek repeated reminders to repay the loan but Harnek refused to pay him back. Fed up, Jaskaran landed at the accused’s home in DLF Phase 2 on October 14. But Harnek along with his wife, Gurmehar Kaur and another accomplice tied him Jaskaran and killed him.

According to Subhash Bokan, the PRO of Gurgaon Police, the accused along with his wife and friend then chopped Jaskaran’s body into 24 to 25 pieces, stuffed it into two poly bags and left for their native city of Ludhiana.

“The accused kept throwing the body pieces at isolated places on the road en route to Ludhiana,” Bokan said.

Upon their return to Gurgaon, Harnek realised that they would be caught eventually and convinced his wife to commit suicide together. However, as she refused, Harnek slit her throat on the night of October 22 and also inflicted injuries on himself to mislead the police. He then told the police that his house was ransacked and robbers had killed Gurmehar, Bokan said.

When asked why the robbers only injured him and murdered his wife, he failed to come up with a satisfactory response, he added.

“When he (Harnek) was interrogated at length, the accused confessed to the murders,” Bokan said.  After being produced before a local court, Harnek was sent to police custody for two days, Bokan added.

(With PTI inputs)