A man allegedly killed his 30-year-old wife, a Congolese national, chopped the body into pieces and set them ablaze, police said on Tuesday.
The accused, Rupesh Kumar Mohanani, 36, was arrested on Tuesday by Cyberabad Police. Rupesh, a private firm employee residing at Gachibowli in Hyderabad, had married club dancer Cynthia Vechel in Congo in 2008.
The couple, who have a baby girl, used to have frequent quarrels over financial issues and the accused was also “suspicious” of her character, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Shamshabad Zone) Sunpreet Singh told reporters.
“The deceased used to chat with her friend on Facebook and Rupesh got suspicious of her character and they quarreled several times. On July 3, at about 3 AM, the accused and his wife quarreled over some issue and in a fit of rage he throttled her and killed her brutally,” he said.
“With an intent to screen out the evidence, he cut the body into pieces with a knife and an axe, placed it in a bag and left the house in a car to dispose it,” he said.
“Rupesh poured petrol which he carried and set the body ablaze. The villagers of Madanpally (on the city outskirts) found the burning body and caught the accused,” the senior police officer said.
Rupesh and his wife lived in Congo till 2012 and then they came to India and were residing at Gachibowli here since.
“They had applied for Overseas Citizen of India (OCI card), which needs to be verified…the matter (murder of Cynthia) has been informed to the Embassy of Congo,” Singh added.
A case has been registered and further probe is on, police added.