A bizarre incident took place in Madhya Pradesh in the Anuppur district. According to reports, a 32-year-old woman was accused of murdering her husband. She then buried his corpse under the kitchen slab.
The whole drama began a month ago when Mahesh Banawal was reported missing from his house at Karondi village on October 22. His wife Pramila registered a missing person complaint.
However, the case was turned on its head, a month later, when Mahesh’s elder brother approached the police.
The victim’s brother, Arjun, told Madhya Pradesh police that after his brother went missing, he and other family members tried to visit his home, only to be turned away by his wife Pramila.
“We have tried to go to our brother’s house several times in the past one month but every time his wife turns us away hurling abuses at us while holding us responsible for Mahesh’s disappearance,” Arjun told the police.
Following Arjun’s statement, a police team was sent to the village on Thursday – to be welcomed by a foul smell from the house.
“Once we realised that the foul smell was coming from inside the house, the entire place was searched. Finally, we zeroed on the kitchen slab as the source,” said SHO Amarkantak Bhanu Pratap Singh.
The digging began and the police found a decomposed body from under the kitchen slab – the same place which Pramila had used for cooking for over a month.
Just as the police pulled out the body from the pit, accused Pramila realised things weren’t going as per plan. She started howling and told police that she was being framed.
Pramila alleged that her eldest brother-in-law Gangaram Banwal helped her commit the crime. “She claimed that Mahesh had an affair with Gangaram’s wife and that both hatched a plan to kill him,” police said after arresting her.
Gangaram, however, has denied his involvement in the murder. Police, meanwhile, say they are looking into how the accused woman dig a pit under the kitchen slab and bury her husband all by herself. “She must have been assisted by someone. We are trying to find that,” police said.