A Mumbai man murdered and chopped up his French wife after she refused to give him money to spend on his mistress, according to police.
Girish Kote allegedly beat and smothered his wife Madhuwanti on Tuesday night after the couple had a row over Kote’s infidelities and Madhuwanti threatened to take the couple’s two-year-old son and return to France.
Khote is alleged to have been having an affair and had been demanding money from his wife to spend on his mistress.
After Madhumanti refused to hand over Rs 20,000, Kote is alleged to have flown into a rage, beating and smothering his wife to death before visiting a nearby shop to buy knives, cotton, detergent and duct tape.
Mumbai police say Kote later wrapped his wife’s body parts in plastic bags and stuffed them in the fridge at the couple’s apartment.
He is said to have called a taxi driver to help him dispose of Madhumanti’s body but the driver refused and called the police.
Police say Khote has confessed to the crime, saying he only intended to beat her, not kill her.