The Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a man on Sunday for allegedly killing his former girlfriend and chopping her body into pieces in Azamgarh district.
The accused, identified as Prince Yadav, had allegedly killed 22-year-old Aradhana Prajapati after she married someone else, reports PTI.
The duo were in a relationship for two years. However, when he went abroad for a job, the woman’s family married her off to another man in February, Azamgarh Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya said.
Yadav who returned to India, strangled Prajapati with the help of his cousin, Sarvesh, at his maternal uncle’s home on 9 November.
The two then cut her body into six parts, packed them in a polythene bag, and threw it into a well, the police said to PTI.
The incident came to light on November 16 after some locals found the body parts inside the well located outside Paschimi village of Azamgarh district.
The two threw Prajapati’s head into a pond some distance away. While in detention, Yadav confessed that he had killed Prajapati after which the police took him to a spot to recover her head.