Kondapur murder case accused detained under PD Act

August 06, 2018 12:00 am | Updated 05:02 am IST - Hyderabad

Pregnant woman murdered, body cut into pieces in January

Accused in murder case (from left) Mamatha Jha, Vikas Kashyap and Amarkanth Jha.

Accused in murder case (from left) Mamatha Jha, Vikas Kashyap and Amarkanth Jha.

Nearly seven months after the gruesome killing of an eight-month pregnant woman -- whose dismembered body parts were found near the Botanical Garden in Kondapur on January 30 – the Cyberabad police detained three accused in connection with the murder under Preventive Detention Act.

Gachibowli police executed the PD order against Mamatha Jha (36), Vikas Kashyap (32) and her son Amarkanth Jha (24) in connection with the murder of Bingi (32) alias Pinki of Mohona Malti in Banka district of Bihar, said Cyberabad Commissioner of Police V.C. Sajjanar.

Stating them as ‘dangerous’ offenders, he said, “their acts have been prejudicial to the maintenance of public order and they would be kept out of the society for a considerable period by detaining them in the prison under this act to prevent them from committing such offences.” On January 27, the victim was killed by her live-in partner Vikas and three others, including Mamatha’s 75-year-old husband Anil Jha at their residence in Siddiqi Nagar in Serlingampally here. Vikas was a native of Chandausi in Uttar Pradesh, while others were from Mohana Malti.

After killing Bingi, a mother of three, the four accused severed her body into eight parts, using a marble-cutting machine on the intervening night of January 28 and January 29 inside the bathroom of their house, after hiding the body for over 27 hours.

Further, they stuffed the parts into two bags and dumped them near the Botanical Garden in the wee hours of January 29. The body was recovered by Gachibowli police only on January 30. The accused were apprehended by the police on February 13 and remanded to judicial custody.

Gachibowli Inspector M. Gangadhar said that Bingi along with her seven-year-old son, came to Hyderabad in December last year to stay with her live-in partner Vikas, who was also in ‘illegal’ relationship with Mamatha.

After developing some differences with her husband Dinesh, a native of Chandausi of Uttar Pradesh, the victim developed intimacy with Vikas. “Mamatha felt that Bingi had become a hindrance to her intimacy with Vikas and a financial burden too, they hatched a plan to eliminate her with the help of Anil and Amarkanth and killed her,” he said.

The court dismissed their bail petition three times, Mr. Gangadhar said and added that PD Act was not invoked against Anil Jha.

Asked about the whereabouts of victim’s son, the inspector said that he was handed over to Bingi’s mother Butti Devi of Mohana Malti.

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