A man killed his wife, chopped her body into pieces and disposed parts of it in a canal Monday, after keeping it in a refrigerator for a week. The incident took place in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Police said the incident came to light Monday morning after locals found half-burnt body parts in the canal and informed them about it. Investigation revealed that a man along with two children was seen near the canal early Monday and that the man was also carrying a bucket.

Following this, police checked the CCTV footage from the area and identified the man as Abdul Rehman. Police then went to his home and detained him for questioning. During interrogation, the accused confessed to the crime as said he killed his wife, Reshma Pathan, last week and dismembered her. He then stored her body parts in the refrigerator and lived in the same home along with his children for a week. He then disposed of some of the body parts in the canal Monday.

Police confirmed that they found the remaining body parts in the home and took the accused into custody. The investigation to find out the reason behind the crime is on.

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Representational image of police officials investigating a crime scene in Bangalore, Karnataka, in southern India, Sept. 5, 2017. MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images