In a weird and heinous case, a leading orthopaedic doctor allegedly killed his 30-year-old driver in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad. The doctor reportedly killed him and chopped off his body into over a dozen pieces and put them in acid at his home to destroy the evidence. The doctor has been arrested, said police on Tuesday.
The 56-year-old Dr Sunil Mantri killed his driver Virendra Pachouri on Monday after the driver suspected that the doctor was having an affair with his wife and objected it.
"Mantri's wife used to run a boutique at their home. However, after her death, Pachouri's wife started running it. The driver suspected Mantri was in an illicit relationship with his wife and so he allowed her to run it," Superintendent of Police Arvind Saxena told news agency PTI.
Madhya Pradesh: Dr Sunil Mantri arrested for allegedly killing his servant&later chopping his body into pieces, in Hoshangabad. According to police, the doctor committed crime after the servant objected to doctor’s close relationship with his (servant’s) wife. (05.02.2019) pic.twitter.com/uPBqoj2U6I— ANI (@ANI) February 6, 2019
Dr Mantri had first tried to placate Virendra Pachouri by hiring him as his driver on a salary of Rs. 16,000 per month but though he didn’t stand away from threatening the doctor to stay away from his wife, said Saxena.
The SP said they received information about "suspicious activities" at Dr Mantri's home in Anand Nagar area of the city on Tuesday. "On reaching his place, the police team found the doctor very restless and spotted blood on the floor. Shocked to find the police at his residence, he admitted to the crime," the officer said.
According to police, the doctor took this extreme step after the servant objected to doctor’s close relationship with his (servant’s) wife. "In the morning, he disposed of Pachouri's clothes between Hoshangabad and Itarsi," the SP said, adding that the clothes are yet to be found.
"Around noon, he started putting the body parts into the acid to destroy the evidence. However, he was caught red-handed by police," he said. "A dozen large pieces of the body and several small pieces were found there," the SP said. Further investigation is on