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Thane: Man, who chopped wife's body into pieces, arrested

Last updated on: December 04, 2013 13:11 IST

A 30-year-old woman was murdered allegedly by her husband who chopped her body into three pieces inside their flat in Bhayander in Mumbai’s neighbouring Thane district.

The murder took place in the high-profile Golden Nest apartment in Bhayander on Tuesday and the accused -- Girish Pote, 29, -- was arrested at night, Thane rural police said.

Pote and his wife Madhuwanti used to have frequent quarrels over several issues, including financial matters, Assistant Police Inspector Satish Shivarkar of the Navghar police station said.

On Tuesday, after a heated argument with his wife, the accused stabbed her and then cut her body into three pieces inside their flat. The cousin of the accused and the residents in the apartment alerted the police, who rushed to the spot and recovered the severed body, which was sent for post-mortem.

Based on a complaint filed by his cousin, a case was filed against Girish and he was later arrested, police added.

The accused has been charged under sections 302 (murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence), police said.

Image: TV grab of Girish Pote. who murdered his wife on Tuesday

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