Man murders best friend for having affair with wife, arrested

New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) A man has been arrested for murdering his best friend after he found him of having an affair with his wife, police said here on Saturday.

Police said Badal Mandal, 33, from Odisha, murdered Vipin Joshi, 30, chopped his body into three parts and stuffed them inside a fridge.

Mandal and Joshi were co-workers at a restaurant in Saidulajab area in south Delhi. Joshi stayed near Mandal’s rented apartment in the same area.

Police said the incident occurred on October 10, when Joshi was found missing mysteriously from the locality. His family members filed a complaint and suspected Mandal behind his disappearance.

“When the police team and Joshi’s family member arrived at Mandal’s residence, they found the door locked from outside and foul smell emanating from the house. When the door was forcibly broken and searched inside, Joshi’s body parts were found inside in the fridge,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Ishwar Singh said.

“Mandal was evading his arrest from the last 19 days. Police teams reached his native place in Odisha and arrested him on Friday. He was taken into transit remand from there,” Singh said.

“During questioning, Mandal told police he killed his best friend after he found that in his absence, Joshi had developed relations with his wife since 10 months. Infuriated, he hatched a plan to kill Joshi and offered him a drink on October 10 in his residence,” the officer added.

“He attacked him from behind with a meat cleaver, cut his body into three parts and put them in a fridge in three garbage bags and escaped,” the officer added.

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