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Allahabad HC denies bail to man who killed wife, chopped her body

Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, in his order, said that considering the ‘heinous’ nature of the offence, and the evidence available on record, there is no good reason to grant bail to the accused Sameer Khan.

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The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court has turned down the bail plea of a 29-year-old Balrampur resident, accused of killing his wife and disposing of her body parts after stuffing it into a suitcase in July 2020.

Justice Dinesh Kumar Singh, in his order, said that considering the ‘heinous’ nature of the offence, and the evidence available on record, there is no good reason to grant bail to the accused Sameer Khan.

As per the prosecution, Sameer was working at a meat shop in Mumbai when he met a girl named Ayesha. The two got romantically inclined to each other and got married in 2017.

As Covid-induced lockdown shut the shop he was working at in 2020, Sameer came to his village in Balrampur without Ayesha as he had not informed his family about his marriage in Mumbai.

In his statement to police, the accused said that he got suspicious of his wife’s ‘character’ because whenever he used to call her on mobile, it was found busy. On June 25, 2020 he called his wife to Lucknow and started living with her in Indira Nagar.

On July 5, 2020, the accused had a quarrel with his wife following which he hit her with a rod which proved fatal. He then chopped her body into six pieces and kept them in a suitcase. Sameer took the suitcase to Safedabad Barabanki on Lucknow-Ayodhya road and disposed it.

Police recovered the suitcase containing the body part on July 7, 2020.

Nearly 40 days after this incident, police were able to identify the body and apprehended Sameer for questioning.

After sustained interrogation, he confessed to his crime and helped police recover the knife and the car used in the crime.