In a gruesome incident, a software engineer allegedly killed his wife, cut the body into pieces and had hidden it in a deep freezer for nearly two months here, the police said on Sunday.

The incident came to light when the brother of the 33-year-old victim Anupama Gulati on Saturday lodged a police complaint after he did not get a satisfactory reply from the engineer about his sister's whereabouts.

Acting on the complaint, the police on Sunday arrested Anupama's husband Rajesh (37), who hails from Delhi, from his rented accommodation in the Prakash Vihar area here.

Upon interrogation, he confessed to having murdered his wife on October 17, the police said.

According to Dehra Dun Senior Superintendent of Police G.S. Martolia, Rajesh banged Anupama's head against a wall following a quarrel, rendering her unconscious.

Later, he strangulated her in a fit of rage, cut the body into pieces and stashed them inside the freezer.

In the meantime, Rajesh told his two four year-old twins that their mother had gone to Delhi.

He also told Anupama's brother Sujan that his relations with her had improved. However, Sujan grew suspicious and came to Dehra Dun on Saturday to inquire about his sister.

The couple had settled down in Dehra Dun 18 months ago after returning from the United States.

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