Mumbai, July 4
People of Palghar have been shocked because the sensational case of a shopkeeper—who allegedly killed a 32-year previous girl buyer and later had intercourse along with her corpse—unravelled on the peak of the continuing lockdown, police officers mentioned right here on Saturday.
The accused Shiva Choudhary, 30, proprietor of a novelty store in Nalasopara city was arrested on Friday and remanded to police custody until July 12, mentioned crime department official Santosh Gurjar.
The probe began when a resident of Priyanka Complex on Achole Talav Road registered a grievance with Tulinj Police Station a day after his spouse went lacking on June 26.
Guarjar mentioned that in keeping with investigations, the sufferer had gone to make some family purchases at Choudhary’s store on June 26 and had an altercation with him on the worth of some items.
After the brawl, Choudhary slapped the sufferer, dragged her by the hair to the again of his store, tried to strangulate her after which slit her throat with a knife.
Around three a.m. of June 27, Choudhary wrapped her physique and carried it to a jeep van parked round half a km from his store and dumped it there.
A day afterward June 28, locals complained of a foul stench emanating from the van and alerted the police. A staff was rushed to seek out the physique which was later recognized by her husband.
The post-mortem report additionally made the stunning revelation—that she had been sexually assaulted after her homicide.
Hot footing into the probe, police groups fanned out within the space and after scanning the CCTV footage of the neighbourhood, zeroed in on the potential suspect Choudhary.
“He was picked up and during sustained interrogation, confessed to murdering the woman and then having sex with her corpse. Thereafter, he was placed under arrest and further investigations are on,” Gurjar advised IANS.
A police official mentioned that Choudhary was dwelling alone within the store as his spouse and youngsters are in Pali village of Rajasthan since almost a 12 months, and couldn’t management his urge after killing the girl.
“He had no previous acquaintance with the victim, and we shall also probe whether he had any mental issues after he violated the body,” mentioned the official.
Gurjar, who helped crack this primary of its form case within the district, mentioned the accused is charged with homicide and rape. IANS