Wednesday , 23 January 2019

‘Illicit’ relationship motive for Curchorem murder

CURCHOREM: Curchorem police have said that ‘illicit’ relationship is said to be the reason behind the murder of a man in Curchorem by his wife, wherein four persons have been arrested including the woman.

The murder had occurred on April 2 in a rented flat of an apartment in the main Curchorem market.

According to police sources, though the family was staying in Curchorem, the deceased Basavraj Barki was working as a driver for a firm in Mapusa.

The police sources said that on April 2, when the deceased came to his flat he had a quarrel with his wife Kalpana over alleged illicit relations with some persons.

There were heated arguments between both following which she called one Aditya Gujjar to her flat, the sources said, adding, Gujjar came and tried to pacify the couple.

However, with Basavraj not ready to calm down and threatening Kalpana of exposing her, the latter in a fit of rage strangulated Basavraj with a nylon rope, the sources said.

Gujjar, it is learnt, then phoned three other friends- Pankaj Pawar, Abdul Shaikh and Suresh Kumar, all of them who came at the flat and chopped Basavraj’s  body into five pieces and disposed them of in three bags in the forest at Anmod Ghat, stated the police sources.

Police informed that Simran, wife of alleged accused Abdul Shaikh narrated the matter to an activist Usha Deikar from Curchorem, who in turn took her  to Curchorem PI Ravindra Dessai.

PI Dessai recorded Simran’s statement and then arrested Kalpana Barki and three others under Sections 302, 201  read with 34 of IPC on Tuesday night. The main accused Aditya Gujjar is still at large, the police said.

On Wednesday morning, the police accompanied by a fire brigade team took the alleged accused to Anmod Ghat and recovered the three bags containing body parts of the deceased. The retrieved body parts have been sent to Hospicio Hospital morgue.

It was informed that the weapon (koita) used by the alleged accused to commit the crime and the vehicle used in transporting the body parts were yet to be seized.

Presently, all the four accused are on a seven-day remand in police custody for further investigation.

PI Ravindra Dessai is investigating the case under the guidance of SP Arvind Gawas and DySP Uttam Raut Dessai.

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