A day after a professor at a Nalasopara college and his student were arrested for allegedly killing the formers wife,police Saturday said they suspected the involvement of two more men in the case.
Police Friday also arrested Chinese food stall owner Raju alias Raju Chinese,who allegedly aided student Akbarali Warsi (19) in killing Amarjit Singhs wife,Kiran (30) in February. Warsi was allegedly paid Rs 50,000 by Singh.
Kirans severed head,stuffed in a gunny bag,was found by a resident on the outskirts of Nalasopara on February 20. The police had then registered a case of murder against unknown persons.
However,police did not make any arrests till Singh confessed Friday,officers of Thane rural crime branch said.
According to police,Singh,an accounts professor at Thakur College of Commerce,had hatched a plan to kill his wife six months earlier and asked Warsi in January if he knew of any contract killers.
Warsi then introduced him to Raju and his accomplice who demanded Rs 50,000 to eliminate Singhs wife,a mother of two. We have not found any previous case against Raju and Warsi but we are investigating further, said inspector Kishore Khairnar.
The officer said on February 20,Singh told his wife that he was throwing her a party at a mango orchard in Nalasopara.
Warsi went to Amarjits house to bring Kiran to the party. After they reached,Warsi,Raju and another accomplice,who is still at large,smothered Kiran with a handkerchief doused with chloroform,said Khairnar.
Police said Warsi and the others beheaded Kiran and hacked her body into 30 pieces. The men then buried her body in the orchard.
The day after the murder,the men returned to the spot,dug up the chopped pieces of Kirans body and burnt them. They then scattered the bones nearby. Singh registered a missing complaint on February 21,hours after we found Kirans head,making him the prime suspect, said a police officer.