IAF sergeant, wife kill corporal, chop body into 16 parts in Bathinda

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Missing corporal’s body parts were packed in polythene bags (Image Credit: Jagran news)

In a shocking incident, an IAF sergeant and his wife allegedly murdered a corporal on the premises of the Bhisiana air force station in Bathinda, Punjab. The murder happened on February 9 and the body was chopped into 16 parts on February 19.

According to the police, the body parts were then packed in polythene bags and stored in refrigerator and almirah.

The culprit couple is identified as Sailesh Kumar and Anuradha Patel. The victim, Vipan Shukla was working as a corporal in the canteen of Air Force Women’s Welfare Association.

According to the police, the victim’s wife Kumkum Shukla told them that her husband Vipan Shukla had an extramarital affair with Anuradha.

“Shukla had an extramarital relationship with Anuradha and this was the motive behind the crime.” Gurmeet Singh added that Anuradha wanted to marry him after leaving her husband Sailesh, but Shukla had refused,” SP Gurmeet Singh told mediapersons.

”On February 9, Sailesh was shifting from the old Air Force quarters to his new quarters and he asked Vipan Shukla to help him in packing. Sailesh’s wife was in the new quarters. Sailesh assaulted Shukla with an iron rod. Later, he killed him using an axe and put the body in a mini truck. He took the dead body to his new quarters, where he kept the body in a trunk for many days. He cut the body into 16 pieces on February 19, each weighing 5-7 kg and stored it in the almirah, fridge. He was to dispose of the body parts,” he added.

During the investigation on February 21, the Police reached air force station and on detecting a foul smell from Sulesh Kumar’s residence they recovered Shukla’ body parts.