The police suspects involvement of his colleague in the murder.
New Delhi: A body of 29-year-old man, cut into pieces, was found in a refrigerator at a flat in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area on Saturday. The police suspects involvement of his colleague in the murder.
The victim, identified as Vipin Joshi, a resident of Saidulajab, was found murdered at the house where his colleague Badal Mandal, a native of West Bengal, resides.
Joshi was missing since October 10, the police said. “His body was found cut into three pieces — head, torso and bottom half — was dumped in a refrigerator,” said additional deputy commissioner of police (south) Chinmoy Biswal.
The police said that the victim had gone missing four days ago and his family had filed a missing report two days ago at Mehrauli police station after which teams were formed to find him. “During investigation, it was revealed that he often used to visit Badal Mandal’s house which is a few streets behind his own but when it was checked, it was found that he on leave since October 8,” said Mr Biswal adding that the two used to work together in a restaurant. “Vipin was a bar tender and Badal is an employee at the kitchen,” the officer said.
When the investigation began, Badal’s house couldn’t be located for two days. However, on Saturday, when it was located, the house was found locked from outside and a foul smell emanating from it. “Our team broke open the house and found the body in the fridge,” said Mr Biswal.
A murder case has been registered and the police have begun looking for the suspect. “Badal Mandal left the house of October 10. He is the prime suspect in the case,” the police said.