A Turkish chief prosecutor says journalist Journalist Jamal Khashoggi was “strangled” as soon as he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and his body was then “cut into pieces” under a “premeditated plan.”

The office of Irfan Fidan added that talks with Saudi Arabia’s chief prosecutor, who had visited Istanbul, had produced “no concrete results” on the killing of Khashoggi on October 2.

Africa News 24 reports that the development is coming after the body parts of the murdered Saudi journalist were found in October.

Sources Sky News had reported in October that the Arabian journalist had been “cut up” and his face “disfigured”.

Reports had emerged earlier that Khashoggi died in a “fist fight” at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on 2 October.

Before his death, Khashoggi was a known critic of the Saudi government and the country’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman.