Pune: Officials of Crime Branch unit 1 have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in the murder of a woman whose body was found in a bag in the river near Mhatre Bridge last week.
The arrested accused have been identified as Saudab Hameed Khan (23) and Abeed Imran Khan (22), both natives of Uttar Pradesh. They worked as welders on Law College Road.
The police found the body but it had decomposed because it was underwater for four days. The police initially had no clue about the identity of the victim except the name ‘Sanjay’ tattooed on her right hand.
However, when Head Constable Prakash Lokhande went to the red light area of Budhwar Peth for another case he came to know about the missing woman from a girl there. He matched the identification marks and it became clear that the deceased was from Daund.
The police recovered her mobile phone and with the help of call records reached the accused persons.
“Both admitted that they had killed her when she asked for her money. The dispute was for Rs 1,500. After strangulating her to death, they tied her hands, legs and stuffed her body in a bag. They threw it from the Mhatre Bridge at 3 am,” Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Pankaj Dahane said.
ACP Sameer Shaikh added, “The accused were planning to flee to their native place when our team nabbed them in Kondhwa.”
The investigation team included Inspector Nitin Bhosale-Patil, Assistant Police Inspector Dhananjay Kapre, Police Sub Inspector Dinesh Patil, Harshal Kadam and policemen Mehboob Mokashi, Sachin Jadhav, Gajanan Sonune, Irfan Momin, Sudhakar Mane, Tushar Malwadkar, Prashant Gaikwad,Vijesingh Wasave, Subhash Pingle, Ashok Mane, Rizwan Jinedi, Tushar Khadke and Shrikant Waghvale.