The victim and the accused were working at the same restaurant, victim went missing on October 9, body recovered on October 15.
The Delhi Police on Saturday arrested a 31- year old man for allegedly killing his co- worker, dismembering his body and hiding it in a refrigerator in South Delhi’s Saidulajab neighborhood. Reportedly, the accused suspected the victim of having an illicit affair with his wife.
According to the police, the man identified as Badal Mandal alias Swapan Singra severed the head of Vipin Joshi with a meat cleaver and stored the body parts in the refrigerator at his rented flat in the same area.
Joshi and Mandal were working at the same restaurant and the victim went missing on October 9, till his body was recovered on October 15. Three days later, with a tip off from one of Mandal’s relatives, the police took the accused into custody.
The police said that Mandal, during interrogation, confessed that he planned to murder Joshi. He claimed that in a couple of instances he had seen Joshi visiting his house in his absence, which arose his suspicion on his wife.
According to a senior police official, Mandal took leave from work before killing co-worker and took a meat cleaver from the restaurant on the day of the incident. The police official further added that the two drank alcohol at Mandal’s flat before he severed the victim’s head. Following the murder Mandal fled to his in-laws house in Kolkata.
His cell phone indicated his location in a village in Purulia. However, Delhi police team arrested him in Rourkela. Badal was found to be in possession of fake identity cards and documents to mislead the investigators.