MP woman kills husband, buries him in house, sets up kitchenabove

Anuppur (MP), Nov 22 (PTI) A woman in Madhya Pradesh'sAnuppur district allegedly killed her lawyer husband a monthago, buried him in the house and then set up a kitchen aboveto destroy all evidence of the crime, police said on Friday.

Accused Pratima Banawal (32), a resident of Kotma,some 30 kilometres from the district headquarters and over 500kilomtres from state capital Bhopal, to mislead the police,even filed a missing person complaint about her deceasedhusband Mohit (34), Kotma Sub Divisional Officer of Police K NPrasad said.

'Mohit's brother Arjun would often ask Pratima aboutthe disappearance of the lawyer. However, she would pick upfights on the issue. The suspicions of Arjun and the people inthe vicinity were also aroused as she never allowed them toenter her house, abusing them and behaving very aggressively,'he said.

'On Thursday, she locked the house and left whenpeople wanted to enter it. They, however, managed to break inand were confronted with a foul odour in the house, afterwhich the police was called in,' Prasad said.

A police team dug up a part of the house, which formedthe kitchen, and exhumed Mohit's corpse, and sent it forautopsy, he informed.

'She strangled Mohit with a wire on October 22 andthen buried the corpse in the house. We are questioning her tofind out more details,' Prasad said. PTI COR MASBNM BNM

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