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Hyderabad: Congolese nationals protest against compatriot’s murder by Indian husband

Rupesh Kumar Mohanani (36) was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly throttling his wife Cynthia Vechel, who worked as a club dancer, and then chopping her body into pieces and setting them ablaze.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Published: July 7, 2016 5:50:47 pm
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A group of Congolese nationals on Thursday protested near the international airport police station in Hyderabad against the “brutal” murder of a compatriot woman allegedly by her Indian husband.

Rupesh Kumar Mohanani (36) was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly throttling his wife Cynthia Vechel, who worked as a club dancer, and then chopping her body into pieces and setting them ablaze.

The protest was staged near the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) police station. The protestors sought justice were also seen arguing with the police.

“No one has been taken into custody in connection with the protest,” RGIA police station inspector M Mahesh said.

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Meanwhile, officials from Embassy Of Congo met senior police officials of Cyberabad Commissionerate and demanded that Cynthia’s remains be handed over to them so that it can be sent to her kin in Congo, police said. They also sought the custody of Cynthia’s baby daughter.

“They sought for handing over Cynthia’s body and also requested for taking custody of the baby girl…no decision has been taken so far on both the matters,” Assistant Commissioner of Police (Shamshabad Division) B Anuradha told PTI.

Mohanani had married Cynthia in Congo in 2008 and the couple lived there till 2012, before settling down at Gachibowli here. They have a baby girl. While the couple used to fight frequently over financial issues, Mohanani was also suspicious about fidelity of his wife.

DCP (Shamshabad Zone) Sunpreet Singh had earlier said that Mohanani and Cynthia fought over some issue at around 3 AM on July 3, following which in a fit of rage he allegedly throttled her.

“With an intent to screen out the evidence, he cut the body into pieces with a knife and an axe, placed it in a bag and left the house in a car to dispose it. Mohnani poured petrol which he carried and set the body ablaze. The villagers of Madanpally outskirts of the city found the burning body and caught the accused,” Singh had said.

Mohanani, booked under IPC sections 302 (punishment for murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence), is presently in judicial custody and lodged in Cherlapally Central Prison here.

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