Head, torso of woman to be sent to FSL to confirm identity: Mumbai Police

The body is suspected to be of a 25-year-old woman, Priyanka Gurav, a resident of Worli who had been missing since May 5.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:May 16, 2017 1:27 am
mumbai, mumbai murder,  Navi Mumbai,  Navi Mumbai woman murder, latest news, mumbai news, indian express Representational Image

The Navi Mumbai police are in the process of sending the severed head and torso of a woman found over the last few days to the Kalina forensic science laboratory (FSL) for identification. The body is suspected to be of a 25-year-old woman, Priyanka Gurav, a resident of Worli who had been missing since May 5.

While the head was found from a desolate spot on the Shahpur-Nashik road in Thane on May 14, the torso was found from a nullah earlier. The police have till now arrested five persons in connection with the murder. They include Gurav’s husband Siddhesh, her in-laws Manohar and Madhuri Gurav, and Siddhesh’s friends Pradeep Jain and Durgesh Patwa. “We will be sending the torso and the severed head to the Kalina forensic science laboratory for a DNA test for a confirmation of the victim’s identity,” said senior inspector Chandrakant Katkar of the Rabala MIDC police station.

Siddhesh had lodged a missing person’s complaint for Priyanka at the Worli police station. A beheaded body found in a nullah later was thought to be of Priyanka on the basis of a tattoo, which her siblings identified. Police investigation led to the arrest of her husband and in-laws. According to reports, Siddhesh and Priyanka had got married recently. The police said her husband and in-laws hatched the murder conspiracy since they were not happy with the marriage, adding that Priyanka had apparently pressurised Siddhesh to marry her.

For all the latest Mumbai News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results