Life Sentence To Man Who Chopped His Wife Into 60 Pieces

| September 2 , 2017 , 13:22 IST

A day after convicting a software engineer, who killed his wife and chopped her body into 70 pieces storing it into the freezer seven years ago, Dehradun Court sentenced him to life imprisonment on Saturday.

Rajesh Gulati, who killed his wife Anupama was convicted and sentenced under the section 302 for murder and section 201 for concealing evidence of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

The additional District and Sessions Judge Vinod Kumar pronounced the quantum of the sentence a day after his conviction, in a packed courtroom.

The district prosecution council DP Raturi said, the court also imposed a Rs. 15 lakh fine on the engineer.

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Mr Raturi added that Rs 14.30 lakh of the total 15 lakh will be invested in a fixed deposit to support the couple minor children while the remaining 70,000 will be deposited in the state exchequer.

The prosecution, before the sentence appealed the court to treat the case as the rarest of rare to give Gulati the harshest possible punishment in order to send a message to the society.

The incident first came to light in December 2010, when Anupama's brother went to see her at the couple's residence in Cantonment area's Prakash Nagar colony after failing to get in touch with her. Her brother filed reported the matter to the police after Gulati couldn't tell him the whereabouts of his sister.

Gulati initially tried to stall and mislead the police, however when the police found a locked deep freezer in the house, it raised suspicion.

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Although Gulati had managed to throw some of pieces of Anupama's body, when the freezer was unlocked, the police found the her remaining body in it.

Gulati had thrown the rest of her body into the drain on Mussoorie road packed into polythene bags.

The prosecution claims that Gulati throbbed Anupama to death with the help of a pillow after she hit her head against the bed falling unconscious during an argument over Gulati's alleged extra-marital affair.

Gulati then bought a deep freezer to hide the body until he can dispose it.