More than 6 years after committing a horrific crime an ex-army officer was sentenced to a life term on Tuesday. Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Somnath Parida is charged with killing his 61-year-old wife, chopping her body and packing the parts into tiffin boxes.
Parida was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder and for destroying evidence by the Khurda district and sessions judge. He was also slapped with a Rs 50,000 fine. In 2013 Parida killed his wife Ushasree Samal with a steel torch. He then cut her body into 300 pieces and stashed them in small tiffin carriers.
Further, he hacked her body into six-inch pieces using a surgeon’s scalpel, scissor, saw and a kitchen knife and stashed the body parts in 22 small tiffin containers at his posh residence in Bhubaneswar. He poured phenyl on the body parts to kill the stench. Parida was arrested from his residence after Bhubaneswar Police found the body parts of his wife in an iron trunk and tiffins in the house.
Inputs from Hindustan Times