"He roped in his driver Ganesh Kumar to help him in the kidnapping and murder"
An Indian man identified as 31-year-old Kamal Singla has been arrested for allegedly killing his lover’s husband after kidnapping him.
The arrest comes eight years after Ravi Kumar went missing.
Singla’s driver Ganesh Kumar was also arrested for his involvement after being promised that he would be paid Rs. 70,000 (£800) if he carried out the murder.
An investigation found that the victim’s wife Shakuntala was involved in the conspiracy but she remains on the run.
Parts of the victim’s body were found in Alwar, Rajasthan, at a construction site where it was originally buried.
The remaining body parts were dispersed by Singla along a 40-mile stretch across Rajasthan and Haryana.
While police believe it is the remains of Ravi’s body, a DNA test will be conducted to confirm the identity.
Police officers had received a missing person’s complaint on March 23, 2011, after Mr Kumar’s father explained that he did not return home after leaving with his wife to meet his brother-in-law.
Shakuntala told officers that during their journey to Samalkha, Delhi, her husband had to meet someone and said that he would be five minutes. However, he never returned.
Police officers said that Shakuntala and Singla had been lovers but her father had arranged for her to marry Mr Kumar.
Shakuntala, Singla and her brother had been suspected of being involved with his disappearance and were taken in for questioning.
Additional Commissioner of Police BK Singh said:
“During investigation, all three suspects – Shakuntala, her brother and Singla – were interrogated by the local police and Crime Branch but no breakthrough could be achieved.
“A polygraph test of Shakuntala and Singla was conducted and they were found to be truthful in their statements.”
A Brain Mapping Test (BMT) was conducted and Shakuntala’s brother was released without charge.
However, it was discovered that Singla had told his lover to go through with the marriage but avoid any physical relations with Mr Kumar.
The officer added: “During interrogation, Singla disclosed that in 2010, he had constructed a house at Tapukda village, Alwar and Shakuntala lived in his neighbourhood.
“They liked each other and fell in love but on February 8, 2011, Shakuntala married to Ravi Kumar.”
After her marriage, Shakuntala returned to her parent’s home and continued to see Singla.
After no progress, the case was transferred to Crime Branch in October 2011.
The Indian man allegedly came up with a plan to kill Ravi. He told her to return to her husband and to persuade him to take her out on March 22, 2011.
An officer said: “Singla then planned to eliminate Ravi. He roped in his driver Ganesh Kumar to help him in the kidnapping and murder of Ravi and promised him Rs 70,000.
“On March 22, after dropping Shakuntala near her sister’s house, Singla took Ravi for a drive saying that he wanted to speak to him in private.”
After driving to an isolated area, the Indian man used a rope to strangle Ravi to death. Singla and his driver then moved the body to Alwar and buried it.
In a bid to evade arrest, Singla and Kumar moved some of the decomposed body and buried it along a stretch of road between Alwar and Rewari, Haryana.
Deputy Commissioner of Police Joy Tirkey said:
“Kamal and Ganesh were worried so they dug up the spot where they had buried the body.
“They managed to remove some parts of it as it had already decomposed.”
After Ravi’s body was found, both Singla and his accomplice were arrested in Kapashera, South-West Delhi.
India Today reported that the police have said that Shakuntala is on the run but will be arrested soon.