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HindustanTimes Sun,21 Dec 2014

Plot thickens as conspiracy theories fly

G. Mohiuddin Jeddy, Hindustan Times  Navi Mumbai, February 02, 2013
First Published: 01:44 IST(2/2/2013) | Last Updated: 01:46 IST(2/2/2013)

The mystery surrounding Sandhya Singh’s disappearance has deepened with several conspiracy theories being thrown up while the police are still suspicious if the skeletal remains found near her home at NRI Colony, Nerul, are really hers.

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Police say they wonder if a body could decompose to skull and bones so quickly, even assuming Sandhya was murdered the day she went missing (December 13).

They are waiting for the results of the forensic report, but her family is sure the remains are hers. They have identified her clothes, jewellery and a rudraksh her husband had given her.

Police are following various leads in a bid to crack the case. They are looking for three persons, including an autorickshaw drive called Lokhande, whose vehicle she had reportedly hired in front of Abhyudaya Bank, Nerul.

Police say they are also questioning her son, Raghuveer, against whom she had once filed a case of assault following a quarrel, and find his statements confusing.

“He has been acting strange. His reply to most queries is that he has no idea and we should ask his father, sister and at times even his girlfriend,” said an official.

“The family has been leading separate lives and don’t seem to know much about each other.”

Even Sandhya husband, Jaiprakash Singh, had not been in regular touch with her for the past one-and-a-half months.

Police said that just a day after she went missing her son’s friends had a party at her home, but Raghuveer was not around.

Sandhya’s husband, who is posted as central customs and excise commissioner in Indore, confirmed this: “When I reached Mumbai a day after Sandhya went missing, there was a party mood in the house. Raghuveer’s girlfriend and cousin were home. They told me they had planned a party. Raghuveer later told me he had gone to look for his mother in the afternoon.”

Jaiprakash rubbish press reports that Sandhya’s body had been cut into pieces, saying the police had told him there were no cut marks on the bones. “I have now given the police an X-Ray of her teeth to confirm that the skull is hers,” said Jaiprakash.

Asked who he thought was behind it all, he said he suspected Sandhya’s new friends in the colony, who had supported her after a theft in her house.

“It has to be one of the new friends who could have done this. I am sure the police will trace them with the help of mobile call records. They will know with whom she had been in touch with,” added Jaiprakash.


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