October 4, 2023

Delhi Fridge case: Maharashtra man arrested for killing live-in partner and hiding body in bed box in Nalasopara

Delhi fridge case

Police arrested a Maharastra man in a recent Delhi fridge case, who killed her live-in partner.

Hardik Shah, a 27-year-old man, has been arrested by the police for the murder of his live-in partner, Megha Dhan Singh Torvi, who was 35 years old. The couple resided in Nalasopara, Maharashtra, and the murder was discovered after neighbours alerted the police due to a foul odour emanating from their rented home.

Another incident similar to the gruesome events in Delhi’s Najafgarh has come to light in Maharashtra, where a man allegedly murdered his live-in partner and concealed her body in a bed box. On Tuesday, the police arrested a 27-year-old man for killing his 35-year-old partner, with whom he was living in Nalasopara. A case has been filed at Tulinj Police Station, located in Palghar district.

What Police said on “Delhi Fridge case”?

The police reported that Hardik Shah, the suspect, had been residing with Megha Dhan Singh Torvi in Sita Sadan society, Nalasopara. The couple had allegedly claimed to be married, according to their landlord, neighbours, and real estate agent.

The details surrounding the murder came to light when Megha’s decomposed body was discovered in a flat located in the Vijay Nagar area of Nalasopara. The neighbours contacted the police when a strong odour began to emanate from the victim’s rented house.

Senior Inspector Shailendra Nagarkar informed PTI that Megha was suspected to have been killed last week.

On Tuesday, the police arrested Megha’s live-in partner, who was attempting to flee after committing the murder.

A police official informed PTI that the suspect was unemployed and the couple frequently engaged in arguments. During one of these disputes, he purportedly killed Megha, the official added. The authorities are attempting to determine the precise date of the murder.

Additionally, the suspect sent a message to his sister regarding the murder and sold furniture within the flat before absconding. An official stated that a case of murder under Indian Penal Code section 302 has been registered, and a further investigation is underway.

About the Incident

The incident occurred during a period when the murder of 22-year-old Nikki Yadav in Delhi’s Najafgarh had shaken the country. The Delhi Police had arrested a man on suspicion of killing his 22-year-old live-in partner and concealing her body in a fridge located in a dhaba on the outskirts of Mitraon village in Najafgarh.

According to insiders, the victim, Nikki Yadav, was allegedly strangled to death by her boyfriend, Sahil Gehlot (24), near Kashmiri Gate ISBT on the night of February 9 and 10. The suspect purportedly utilized the data cable from his car’s mobile phone to strangle the woman. Subsequently, he married another woman on the same day.

The account of Sahil bears uncanny resemblances to that of Aaftab Poonawala, who killed Shraddha Walkar by strangling her during a fit of rage in May of last year. Poonawala subsequently dismembered Walkar’s body into 35 pieces and stowed them in a 300-litre refrigerator before disposing of them in a forest in Mehrauli.

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