Wife murder case: Twins' statement recorded

Four-year-old Sonakshi and Siddhartha, accompanied by their maternal uncle S K Pradhan, were produced before the CJM court where their statements were recorded, Dehra Dun SSP G S Martolia said.

The children were staying with Pradhan ever since the gruesome incident of murder of their mother Anupama came to light on Sunday evening.

Meanwhile, police has registered a case under section 302 (murder) and 201 (destruction of evidences) of IPC against the engineer Rajesh Gulati. As part of the investigations, police took Gulati to the shops from where he had bought the electric saw and the deep- freezer for cutting and hiding his wife's body, Martolia said, adding that the shopkeepers have identified Gulati as the buyer of the two items.

The SSP said Gulati would be taken to Mussoorie in an effort to recover some of the pieces of Anupama's body, which he had allegedly thrown there a few days back.
The murder incident came to light on December 11 when brother of the 33-year-old Anupama lodged a police complaint after he did not get satisfactorily reply from the engineer about his sister's whereabouts.

Acting on the complaint, police arrested Rajesh (37), who hailed from Delhi, from his rented accommodation at Prakash Vihar area in the city. During interrogation, he confessed to strangled his wife to death on October 17 and hid the body in the bathroom for the next two days.

Later, he bought an electric saw and a deep-freezer. He then cut the body into pieces and stashed them into a deep freezer. In the meantime, Rajesh told his two twin kids that their mother had gone to Delhi. He also told Anupama's brother Sujan that his relations with her had improved. The couple had married in 1999 after a long courtship period. However, later their relations turned sour. During interrogation, Gulati told police that Anupama had a love affair with somebody in the US and he too had been in a relationship with a woman in Kolkata, where he was working a few months back.

The couple had settled down in Dehra Dun 18 months ago after returning from the United States and even bought a house at Race Course locality.

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