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Man arrested for killing wife

New Delhi:Police have arrested a 40-year-old man who allegedly strangled his wife and then chopped her body into parts, before dumping it at a secluded spot near his residence in south Delhi’s Fatehpur Beri area.

The accused, Gulbuddin, is a cook by profession. He had married another woman in Assam, where he had lived for a while, and wanted to get rid of his first wife Phullu Begum, a police official said today.

On Thursday, after the couple’s 15-year-old daughter fell asleep, Gulbuddin allegedly strangled Phullu to death. He dragged the body to the bathroom, where he chopped in into parts, and later dumped the body parts at a secluded spot near home, the official said.

Their daughter lodged a missing complaint at the Fatehpur Beri Police Station on Friday, following which several persons were questioned and the needle of suspicion pointed towards Gulbudding for the inconsistency in his statements.

Yesterday, the body was found in a decomposed state and when Gulbuddin was subjected to sustained interrogation, he broke down. Later, police also recovered the weapon of offence.

He has been arrested under charged of murder, the official added.