Sajid Ali chops wife’s body into pieces, stuffed in a carton

Sajid Ali chops wife’s body into pieces, stuffed in a carton
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Sajid Ali (in T-shirt) sought help from his brothers Hasmat Ali Ansari and Mohammad Ishtiaq to dispose of the body of his wife. Police

New Delhi: A 26-year-old engineer identified as Sajid Ali Ansari was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly strangulating his wife to death and then chopping her body into pieces in southeast Delhi’s Sarita Vihar area, police said.

His brothers, Ishteyaque Alam Ansari, (28) and Hasmat Ali Ansari (46) were also arrested in connection with the incident. A dagger which was used to chop the body, recovered police said. Ishteyaque Alam had allegedly helped his brother in chopping the body into pieces while Hasmat Ali had helped them in disposing it off in the jungle of Okhla Tank, they said.

The dismembered body of a woman was found stuffed inside a carton on June 21 and a black bag. Since the body was chopped into pieces and the face was disfigured, the deceased could not be identified.

According to the agencies, on June 20, Sajid Ali had a quarrel with his wife following which he allegedly strangulated her. Later, he called his brother Ishteyaque Alam, who stayed with the couple, and told him about his act. Alam helped him to chop off the body into seven pieces and to dispose it to evade detection.

Sajid had frequent fights with his 26-year-old wife over his unemployment.  During interrogation, He revealed that in 2010, he had dialled a number by mistake. He became friends with his wife, who was a resident of Chappra, Bihar.

In 2014, they got married and had two daughters, aged one-and-a-half and two-and-a-half years old, respectively. The woman’s family snapped all ties with her.

After tracking the case, police zeroed in on Sajid Ali on the basis of technical surveillance and local inputs. He was nabbed from his brother Hasmat Ali’s house in Shaheen Bagh.

Siasat Web Team