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Updated December 17th, 2023 at 11:48 IST

Live-in-partner strangulates woman for refusing abortion, chops body in two parts

A young woman's unidentified body was discovered in two parts in a field two and a half months ago, prompting authorities to launch an inquiry.

Reported by: Digital Desk
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The Uttar Pradesh police unearthed a disturbing incidence involving the gruesome murder of a woman by her live-in partner. The incident occurred in the village of Barauli, which is within the purview of the Deoria district's Bhaluani police station. A young woman's unidentified body was discovered in two parts in a field two and a half months ago, prompting authorities to launch an inquiry.

Following an inquiry, it was discovered that the victim, identified as Khushboo Singh, was from Paina village and had married in 2016, only to divorce a few years later. Munna, a man from the same village, was influential in Khushboo's life, eventually leading to her divorce. 

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Following Khushboo's divorce, Khushboo and Munna chose to live together in Gorakhpur in a rented house. The situation deteriorated when Khushboo became pregnant and Munna compelled her to get an abortion, resulting in a furious quarrel. Munna strangled Khushboo to death in a fit of rage.

Munna then used a knife to dismember Khushboo's body into two pieces, in a grisly turn of events. He put the remains in a suitcase and returned to his village. The body, along with Khushboo's belongings, was disposed of near the canal bridge. The discovery of an internet shopping company's wrapper in the suitcase gave a critical clue to police, as it contained the address of a spa complex in Gorakhpur city. 

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Additional inquiries with the spa centre's staff disclosed that Khushboo had worked there. Armed with this insight, the police tracked out Munna, the key suspect, by questioning spa centre workers. He was later apprehended and brought into custody by the cops.

(With agency inputs)

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Published December 17th, 2023 at 11:48 IST

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