VIJAYAWADA: A woman missing case registered two years ago has turned out to be an instance of gruesome murder after cops investigated the case at Old Guntur Police Station limits on Tuesday.
Addressing the media, Guntur Urban SP RM Ammi Reddy explained that the 28-year-old woman went missing on May 25, 2018.
However, investigations did not lead anywhere and the case remained as one of the pending missing girl cases. During the recent drive to detect the missing women cases in the district, Old Guntur police ascertained horrifying details pertaining to the case.
The Guntur Urban SP said that they discovered that the woman identified as Sheikh Najima Begum, a polytechnic graduate was brutally murdered and chopped into pieces before setting the body parts on fire.
Explaining the details of the case, Reddy said that Begum was in a long-term relationship with her polytechnic classmate Sheikh Karim since 2009. However, after Begum completed her college studies she tried to convince her parents to get them married which failed.
Later, they secretly continued their relationship while she worked as a receptionist at a private bike showroom. Later, Karim began to suspect that Begum might have had an affair with one of the co-workers and forced her to quit the job.
Karim, then rented a house at Old Guntur area just to be close with her. Cops said that on the day Begum went missing, she went to visit Karim at his place where once again argument ensued between them as the girl insisted him to marry her while he showed reluctance suspecting her fidelity.
Cops said that he had planned to kill her and smashed her head to the wall and killing her. He then used a wall cutter machine to chop her body parts. Cops said that he first threw parts in the bushes and returned to burn it using petrol.
During further investigation, cops realized that Karim was the main suspect and upon interrogating him, he confessed to the crime. Officials also seized the wall cutter machine and the petrol can used for the murder.