The Mumbai Police arrested a 56-year-old man for killing his live-in partner and chopping her body into pieces at his rented apartment in Mumbai's Mira Road.
After primary investigation, police said that the man chopped the body of his partner with a tree cutter and also boiled her body parts in a cooker.
It has been reported that the accused has been identified as Manoj Sahani who had been staying with Saraswati Vaidya, 36, in flat 704 at Geeta Akash Deep building in Geeta Nagar Phase 7 over the past three years.
As per media reports, Jayant Bajbale, deputy commissioner of police (zone 1) told reporters, "Manoj Sahani and Saraswati Vaidya were in a live-in relationship and used to live in the Geeta Akash Deep building. The couple had a fight over some matter following which the woman was murdered by her partner. Her body was cut into pieces with a cutter. When we reached the house and opened the door, we understood it was a case of murder and the suspect tried to hide the evidence."
Police acted upon information received from the local residents who complained of a foul smell emanating from the flat.
Nayanagar police station reportedly received a call from the residents of the building on Wednesday evening.
The local residents complained about the foul smell emanating from the couple’s flat.
A team rushed to the spot and found the decomposed body of the woman, which was cut into several pieces.
The decomposing body parts found in his house led to suspicion that the murder could have occurred three-four days ago.
The motive behind the murder is yet to be divulged.
Police have taken into custody two suspects and he is being interrogated.