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MUMBAI: The principal of a junior college in Nalasopara (East), a former student of his and the latter's friend were arrested on Friday for killing his wife. The body was chopped into pieces and the parts dumped in separate locations.
Amarjeet Singh (30), principal and commerce teacher at Thakur Vidya Mandir School and Junior College hatched a plan to kill his wife Kiran (28) as she used to check his cellphone, suspecting him of having affairs with his students, the police said. Singh roped in his former student Akbarali Warsi (20), paying him Rs 50,000 to kill Kiran, who was a housewife.

On February 20, Amarjeet, father of two, called Kiran from his college and told her he had planned a surprise.

Amarjeet said Warsi would fetch her and take her to a place. An excited Kiran did as told since she knew Warsi.

She was taken to a flat in Santosh Bhuvan, Nalasopara (East), where Warsi's accomplice Rajaram Das (23) was waiting. The couple's flat, too, is in Santosh Bhuvan.

Warsi and Das administered chloroform to Kiran, who fell unconscious, and then got down to work. They hacked off her head and then cut up the body. They put the head in a gunny bag and dumped it in Gavrai Pada, an isolated marshy area in the region. The police recovered it in the evening after getting calls from individuals who had stumbled upon the head. The accused told the police the body was dumped in Bhayander creek. The police are yet to recover the parts, said inspector Kishore Khairnar of the Thane Rural crime branch.

After recovering the head, while the police tried to establish her identity, Amarjeet registered amissing complaint—on February 21. When the police showed him the head, he identified it as his wife's.

The police, suspicious, kept Amarjeet under watch and tapped his phone. They found he was making and getting calls from Warsi. Amarjeet would also call the police regularly to know if his wife's killers had been nabbed. He told the police that his wife might have had an affair, which led to the murder. To his children, Amarjeet said their mother had gone somewhere and would return soon.

When the police picked up Warsi, who claims to have studied till Class XII and works in a Nalasopara factory, he confessed to the crime. The police have not found any criminal record against Warsi; the accused have been remanded in police custody till July 1. The police are looking for two of Das's friends, who they suspect helped in the body's disposal.

Amarjeet used to get obscene SMSes from his female students, said Thane Rural additional superintendent of police Sangramsingh Nishandar. The police are investigating if he indeed had an affair with any of them.
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