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Shraddha case echo in UP: Man kills ex, cuts body into six parts

According to police, accused Prince Yadav, who was arrested on Saturday, had concealed a country-made pistol at the spot.


In the wake of the horrific Shraddha Walker murder case in the National Capital, yet another case with a similar fate has come to light in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh, where the body of a woman was chopped and disposed off at distant locations.

According to the Azamgarh Police, they have recovered the body of the deceased who was identified as Aradhana Prajapati, from Paschim Patti village under the Ahraula police station of Azamgarh district, while the main accused in the case, identified as Prince Yadav, has been arrested.

The accused was hit by a bullet in a gunfire encounter with the police on Sunday when he was taken to a spot for the recovery of the head of the woman, police announced in a statement. Yadav, who was arrested on Saturday, had put out a country-made pistol at the spot and used it against police in an attempt to flee from their custody.

The case had come to light on November 15 after some locals found the body inside a well located outside Paschimi village. The body of the woman was found in a semi-naked condition, and seemed to be two to three days old, Superintendent of Police (Azamgarh) Anurag Arya had revealed.

Yadav with the help of his parents, cousin Sarvesh, and other family members had prepared the outline to kill Aradhana, who is said to be in her mid-20s, out of resentment because she had married someone else and not him.

It has so far come to light that Yadav had an affair with the victim, who had got married earlier this year to some other person.

On November 9, Yadav had taken Aradhana on his bike to a temple, when they reached there, he, with the help of Sarvesh, strangled her in a sugarcane field. The two then cut her body in six parts, packed them in a polythene bag, and threw it into a well, police said.

They threw the head into a pond some distance away.

A sharp-edged weapon, a country-made pistol, and a cartridge have been recovered by police in the case so far.

Sarvesh, Pramila Yadav, Suman, Rajaram, Kalawati, Manju, Sheela, all of whom allegedly helped Yadav in the crime, are still at large.

(With Inputs from Agencies)