Ahmedabad: A cop deployed in Gujarat's Vadodara used his skill to evade arrest after allegedly murdering his lover. The accused, who was posted with the special operation group of the Vadodara rural police, confessed to the murder around 48 days after he successfully derailed the probe and evaded suspicion. 

The deceased woman was identified as Sweety Patel. Patel was allegedly Ajay Desai's partner and was bludgeoned to death by him. The murder mystery started when Patel went missing. 

Accused wrapped woman's body in blankets, set her ablaze 

Reportedly, Patel and Desai had an argument on June 4 and at around 12.30 am, the accused allegedly choked her to death. When Desai realised that Patel had died, he kept her body at their residence in Prayosha Society, Karjan. 

The accused then wrapped Patel's body in blankets and hid it in the boot of his SUV. He drove the four-wheeler to a hotel in Dahej - where his friend Kirtisinh Jadeja was staying. At the hotel, Jadeja helped Desai in burning the body near a rundown hotel next to Jadeja's property, The Times of India reported. 

Meanwhile, Patel's brother Jaydeep Patel approached the police and lodged a complaint. Based on the allegations, the cops lodged a case of murder and disposing of evidence against Desai and Jadeja. 

Accused used his skill to evade arrest

A probe revealed that the accused had strangled the woman to death. Blood stains found at Desai's bungalow in Karjan and his refusal to undergo a narcoanalysis test added to the suspicion of the police. Not only this, but Desai's lack of interest in tracking down Patel also led the police forward in the probe. Sources revealed, "Also, being a police officer, Desai knew the possible ways an investigation could turn and had tried to destroy evidence. " The case has been handed over to the crime branch. 
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