The body of a 52-year-old woman, who had gone missing under suspicious circumstances on December 8, has been recovered from a septic tank of her neighbour in Uttar Pradesh’s Amroha district.
After Rajesh Devi went missing, her family had lodged a complaint.
Amroha Superintendent of Police Poonam formed a team to crack the case.
The police got clues from a local who claimed to have last seen the woman with her neighbour.
The SP said: “The accused had a monetary dispute with Rajesh Devi. He had called her to his house and a heated argument ensued between them. The accused then strangled her with the help of his wife Sarvesh Devi, son Sunil Kumar and daughter-in-law Manisha. They dumped the body in a septic tank to hide his crime.”
The accused has confessed to his crime, the SP said.
A case has been registered against the accused under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).