Rajesh Gulati was jailed for life on Friday. Photo: Outlook

A Dehradun court sentenced a Delhi software engineer to life imprisonment on Friday for chopping his wife into pieces and storing them in a freezer seven years ago, according to media reports.

Rajesh Gulati was convicted under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (hiding evidence) of the Indian Penal Code by the Additional District and Sessions Court on Thursday. 

The murder came to light in December 2010, when 33-year-old Anupama’s brother, Sujan Pradhan, filed a missing person complaint with the local police, after he could not reach her for a few days and Gulati would not give him any information about her whereabouts, PTI reported.

During police interrogation, Gulati confessed to murdering his wife in a fit of rage by slamming her against a wall. The Hindustan Times reported that the next morning, he cut Anupama’s body into 72 pieces and kept them in a freezer he bought to hide her body. Whenever his two children or other family members asked about her, he would tell them she was out.