A 32-year-old man killed his aunt, cut her body into 10 pieces and dumped them in a remote area of Jaipur, Rajasthan state, police said.
They said Anuj Sharma killed his 64-year-old aunt at his Jaipur home on December 11 after she prevented him from attending an event in Delhi.
Anuj lives with his father, sister and aunt Saroj in Vidhyadhar Nagar, Jaipur, with whom she has been living since her husband’s death. Arun’s mother died of COVID-19 last year.
On December 11, Arun and Saroj were home alone because his father and sister had left for Indore. Arun wants to go to Delhi but Saroj lets him stay and this leads to a quarrel. In a fit of rage, he hit her on the head with a hammer while she was making tea, police said.
He then used a marble cutter to cut her body into 10 pieces before dumping them in a remote area along the Jaipur-Thika highway.
Anuji carried the body parts in a bucket and a suitcase, officials said, adding that he later filed a missing person complaint and began searching for her with other relatives in an effort to mislead police.
During the investigation, police found his statements to be misleading and his activities were subsequently monitored. In CCTV footage, he was seen leaving the home with a suitcase and bucket.
When questioned, he admitted to murdering his aunt by hitting her on the head with a hammer, police said.
“The killer was intelligent and educated. He appeared to have psychotic tendencies. Police suspected him because he reported a missing person, but the CCTV footage did not show the auntie leaving the house, in fact, the CCTV showed him walking out with a bucket and suitcase door,” said Anand Srivastav, Jaipur police chief.
“We also found blood in the kitchen,” Mr Srivastav said.
Police say the man has no remorse for brutally murdering her widowed 64-year-old aunt and cutting her body into 10 pieces. A murder and evidence destruction case has been filed against Anuj.