The police said they were still questioning the duo as investigators found it difficult to believe that a person with no past crime record could stab a minor and set him on fire. They are also recording statements of persons from places Sanghvi went to.
The detailed autopsy report of Ranka stated he died of bleeding from a severe head injury. The victim was dead when he was set on fire, police said.
Ranka’s semi-charred remains were found near the Mumbai-Pune expressway on Tuesday. The police arrested Himanshu Ranka (victim’s cousin) and his friend Sanghvi, who allegedly kidnapped Ranka for ransom to cover betting losses.