Delhi Police on Saturday has arrested a 31-year-old man in connection with murder and chopping the youth before hiding it in a refrigerator area.
On October 14, a youth’s chopped body was recovered from a refrigerator in Mehrauli area. The body was chopped in three parts. The deceased was identified as Vipin Joshi.
The arrested has been identified as Badal Mandal alias Swapan Singra.
Police said, Mandal severed head of Joshi with a meat cutting knife and hid his body parts in a refrigerator at his rented flat.
Mandal and Joshi worked in the same restaurant and were friends.
During interrogation, Mandal told the police that he suspected Joshi had an affair with his wife.
The arrested further told the police that Joshi regularly visited his house in his absence which raised his suspect.
The police during investigation had learnt that Mandal had applied for leave at his workplace before planning the murder.
On the day of the incident, he took a meat cleaver from the restaurant. Mandal and Joshi drank alcohol at the former's flat and then Badal killed him with the cleaver, according to the police.
Police further said that Mandal was arrested from Odisha’s Rourkela. After carrying out the murder Mandal had fled to his in-laws house in Kolkata. On reaching Kolkata police learnt that he had left for Jamshedpur.
Delhi Police team in hunt of Mandal reached Jamshedpur from where they got the lead that Mandal was hiding in Rourkela.