Four persons from Bihar, who were allegedly involved in the butchering of a pregnant woman and leaving her chopped body pieces in a gunny bag at Kondapur Botanical Gardens, were paraded before the media by the police on Tuesday.
The accused were identified as Mamatha Jha, Anil Jha, Amarkanth Jha and Vikas Kashyap.
For the uninitiated, on January 30, the body pieces of a woman
stuffed in a gunny bag were found near the Botanical Gardens. In the ensuing investigation, as many as 150 CCTV cameras were checked to trace the bike and the house from where the accused had ferried the body.
According to the Cyberabad Police Commissioner Shandilya, the victim has been identified as Pinky, a native of Bihar. She was married 15 years ago, but separated from her husband and started living with Vikas.
The CP said that Vikas, 35, also from Bihar, was having an extra-marital affair with another woman named Mamatha Jha, who wanted to get Pinky out of Vikas' life. She got Vikas to move to Hyderabad and live with her son Amarkanth Jha, a bartender here. Her husband Anil Jha and she then moved to Hyderabad to also live with their son.
Pinky however traced Vikas to Hyderabad, and also shifted here, and started living with Vikas in Mamatha's home in Siddique Nagar near Madhapur. This made Mamatha decide to eliminate her once and for all, and she somehow got her husband and son also to be part of the plot.
On the intervening night of January 28 and 29, Mamatha, her husband Anil Jha and son Amarkanth Jha, along with Vikas, attacked Pinky, eight months pregnant, and beat her up badly before hacking her to death at their house in Siddique Nagar. Later they used a stone-cutter to chop the body into pieces, and stuffed it into a gunny bag and abandoned it the next morning at the Botanical Gardens.