The police said this could be a possible motive for the murder, and have sent teams out of the state to look for two others who are suspected to be involved in killing Chowdhury and disposing his body. It was a pre-planned murder, they added.
The deceased has been identified as Samiullah Farooqui (24), a Byculla resident. The incident allegedly took place after Farooqui had gone to meet his girlfriend at Durga Seva Sangh in Govandi on Friday night.
Kavita Suchak and Prakash Bagwe were found murdered on August 30, 2011, with valuables missing from the house. On the day of the incident, Kavita’s husband, Yogesh, was traveling to the US, and their three children had gone to school.
Police said the man, identified as Sanjaykumar Padihari who is a labourer at garments shop, beat his wife to death in a fit of rage. They arrested the man on Friday (May 24) while the incident took place on May 19.