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Malad double murder: two arrested

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Thursday cracked a double murder case in which an elderly woman and her daughter-in-law were killed at their home in May.

Written by Esha Roy | Mumbai |
July 9, 2009 1:46:53 am

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch on Thursday cracked a double murder case in which an elderly woman and her daughter-in-law were killed at their home in May. The police arrested two persons on Wednesday and are on the lookout for two others.

 The arrested have been identified as Omprakash Rajbhar and Dilip Kumar Rajbhar (31). The police are looking for Niranjan Lalmani Rajbhar (31) and an accomplice who is yet to be identified.

 On May 28,Rewaben Gopalji Sanghvi (79) and her daughter-in-law Bhavnaben Ramesh Sanghvi (52) were found murdered at their residence in Kirtikunj Building,Liberty Garden,in Malad (West). Property worth Rs 1.2 lakh was looted from the flat. While Rewaben was strangled to death,Bhavnaben had been attacked with a grinding stone.

 “Unit 11 of the Crime Branch arrested two accused this morning. It was found that the complainant,Bhavnaben’s husband Ramesh,was physically handicapped. He worked as a manager with New India Assurance in Borivili. He had bought an autorickshaw which would drop him to work. Niranjan Rajbhar had been working as a driver with the family for the past five-and-a-half years. After dropping Ramesh at his office,he was instructed to ply the autorickshaw and return to pick the complainant,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria.  Investigations revealed that Niranjan had quit the job around a month prior to the murders.  It was also learnt that Niranjan’s brother Omprakash lived at Liberty Garden.  “We picked up Omprakash today and he admitted to his role in the murders. Dilip Kumar Rajbhar was also arrested for his involvement. A blood-stained shirt was recovered from Omprakash. Dilip was roped in to dispose of the loot,” said Maria. ENS

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