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Hyderabad man strangles Congolese wife, chops her into 9 pieces

Published Jul 6, 2016, 1:10 am IST
Updated Jul 6, 2016, 10:27 am IST
Their six-year-old daughter was sitting in the car, unaware of what had transpired.
File image of Rupesh Kumar Mohnani and his wife, Cynthia.
 File image of Rupesh Kumar Mohnani and his wife, Cynthia.

Hyderabad: When Rupesh Kumar Mohnani, 36, was burning the body parts of his Congolese wife Cynthia Vechel on Monday evening, their six-year-old daughter was sitting in the car, unaware of what had transpired.

Mohnani, a stockbroker was caught by locals who spotted bloodstains in his car. He was returning after burning the suitcase containing his wife.


Cynthia was chopped into nine pieces — in the couple’s Hitec city apartment — after she was strangled. Mohnani then stuffed the parts into a travel bag before taking it to Madanapalli village to burn it. During interrogation, Mohnani confessed to the crime and said he was upset with his wife’s affair with a Congolese national, who lives in France.

He claims Cynthia was planning to marry her lover. Cops also added the couple were suffering from severe financial stress and would fight frequently.

Couple’s child in deep trauma
Six-year-old Sania, the daughter of Rupesh and Cynthia, is in deep trauma. She did not know what had happened till the police officer took her father to the police station from the place where they went to burn ‘trash’.  

On Monday morning, when she woke up, her father told her that her mother had gone out. Unaware of the hidden body in their bathroom, she went to school. After she came back from school her father took her in his car. When she asked where they were going to he said he was going to burn some trash. He also told her that her mother is yet to return.

At Madanapalli village when her father was setting ablaze the bag containing her mother’s body, Sania was sitting in the car unaware of what was inside the red bag. When locals and police came and asked her where her mother was, Sania told them that her mother had gone out in the morning, and must be home by now.

She became anxious when the police came to the spot and started questioning Rupesh. “Meanwhile, Rupesh got out of the car and requested the police that his kid should not hear his explanation. He then walked a few meters away from the car and talked to the cops,” said an eyewitness.

After Rupesh was taken to the police station cops alerted his mother who lives in the city to hand over Sania. Sania, who came to know about the murder later was shell shocked. She told the police that her parents used to fight a lot. The devastated child is now with her grandmother.

Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad