Murder is something everyone is familiar with. Ever so often the newspapers are filled with stories of these. The reasons vary. From issues with money to crimes of passion, it’s commonplace to read at least one story every day in the media. Take the latest one about the murder in Curchorem. A woman allegedly killed her husband, chops his body into 3 pieces with help from friends and hides these in the forest.
She allegedly killed her husband and disposed of his body with some help
The alleged murder took place more than a month ago. However, there was no reason or evidence of the incident until earlier this week. According to the Curchorem police, the reason for the murder was an illicit relationship between the accused and 3 other men.
The accused, Kalpana Bassu (31), killed her husband Basavraj Bassu (38) lived in a rented flat in the main market area of Curchorem, South Goa. However, the victim, Basavraj Bassu was working as a driver in Mapusa in North Goa.
On April 2nd, Basauraj Bassu had an argument with his wife. He seemed to believe that she was involved with multiple men. According to sources, the quarrel got more and more heated and at one point, Kalpana called a man named Aditya Gujjar to the flat. Gujjar is believed to have attempted to pacify the couple. But it seems like Basavraj was not to be placated and threatened to expose his wife for the alleged affairs. In what appears to be a fit of rage, the accused strangled her husband with a nylon rope.
Gujjar is believed to have called the 3 men – Suresh Kumar, Abdul Karim Shaikh and Pankaj Pawar- allegedly involved with Kalpana. Together, they cut up the body into 5 pieces and disposed of it in the forest near the Anmod Ghats.
According to the police, Kalpana originally said that she was alone in killing her husband but these new details came to light after she confessed to a friend. The friend, Simran, wife of Abdul Shaikh, also accused, in turn, narrated the story to a third party who got the police involved.
Curchorem PI Ravindra Dessai is investigating under the guidance of SP Arvind Gawas and DySP Uttam Raut Dessai.
Arresting those who killed Basavraj Basu
PI Dessai took Simran’s statement and arrested the 4 accused under Section 302,201 read with 34C of the IPC on Tuesday night. The fifth accused, Aditya Gujjar is still at large.
On Wednesday morning, the police, along with the accused, went to the disposal site. With the help of the fire brigade personnel, they retrieved 3 bags filled with the victim’s remains. The remains were sent to the Hospicio Hospital morgue in Margao.
The accused have been remanded to 7-day custody by the authorities. The alleged weapon, a koito, and the vehicle used to dispose of the victim’s body are yet to be found and seized.
Information credit – The Navhind Times/ Goa Prism