The Hush Post: A 30-year-old woman has been arrested by Goa Police. She has been charged of murdering her husband 38-year-old Basavraj Bariki a native of Bailhongal, Karnataka.
The accused has been identified as Kalpana Bariki.
After committing the crime, Kalpana, with the help of her three accomplices, chopped the body into three parts, stuffed them in bags and disposed-off them at three different locations at Anmod Ghat on the Goa-Karnataka border.
The murder took place on April 1. The crime could have gone undetected had one of the accused not summoned the courage to spill the beans to the police.
Since no family members or relatives of the deceased live in Goa, Basavraj’s disappearance wasn’t noticed and no missing person’s report was registered.
South Goa SP Arvind Gawas said that the murder was the direct fallout of an illicit relationship between the accused and her three accomplices.
The deceased’s wife had an extramarital affair with all her accomplices. As a result, she wanted to get rid of her husband. The husband worked as a taxi driver in North Goa and would make it home once a fortnight. He, though, did suspect her of having extramarital affairs, and would often quarrel with her,” Gawas, who interrogated Kalpana, said.
All three accomplices — Suresh Kumar from Rajasthan, Pankaj Pawar from Margao, and Abdul Shaikh from Curchorem have been arrested. Hunt is on for the fourth accused, Aditya Gujjar.
The main accused Kalpana hatched a conspiracy to kill Basavraj after a scuffle between the husband-wife duo. She summoned her accomplices to her house to execute the plan. “While she strangulated Basavraj with a rope, Gujjar held Basavraj’s legs to pin him down. The others helped in chopping the body and disposing-off it,” Gawas said.
On Tuesday, Kalpana, following her arrest, told the police the exact locations where the body parts of her husband were dumped. They were recovered in a decomposed condition.
Curchorem police have booked all five accused under Section 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the IPC.