A 35-year-old man, Chindalal Saket, was arrested by state police for murdering his wife and one-year-old daughter from Rewa district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday. The news has created an uproar on social media.
While sharing the incident, a Facebook user Tamanna said: “Why do they marry when they can’t take care of a family? What a torturous death.”
Talking to the media, officials confirm that Saket murdered his family and has cut their bodies into 22 pieces.
According to the district’s superintendent of police, Rakesh Singh said: “The accused Saket got into an argument with his wife suspecting her of infidelity. He then attacked her with a sharp-edged weapon.
“Saket slit his wife’s throat. He then strangled his one-year-old daughter because she was crying,” he added.
“He was carrying the body parts in a cloth to a forest area when the villagers stopped him after noticing a foul smell. When they checked the cloth, they found pieces of his daughter’s body.”
Another Facebook user Ritesh Sharma posted: “Gruesome death. It’s a real shame to humanity, especially during these times.”
Police arrested the accused on Thursday when he was trying to dispose the body parts, reportedly.
During the investigation, police said that Saket has confessed to the crime. The accused was produced before the court on Friday.
Later, he was remanded to judicial custody according to the relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code.