The killers were arrested and they led the police to the bodies even before the crime was reported.
Thirty minutes after Rohan Gaikar (25), Deepak Talwadikar (21), Kiran Kontade (19) and Feroz Khan (19) fled after allegedly killing sisters Pramila (52) and Krishnabai Gawde (55) in their Parel flat and stealing cash and valuables totalling Rs 1.6 lakh, the police stopped their taxi during a nakabandi in Dadar on Tuesday evening.
“At the Bhoiwada police station, when we asked Gaikar, former driver of the Gawdes, why his shirt was blood-stained, he said he had got into a scuffle with his friends,” said Assistant Police Inspector Somnath Gaikwad.
When the police asked them about the valuables, including jewellery and two gold-plated Ganpati idols, the four reportedly said that had robbed a house in south Mumbai.
But the police did not believe them, as the address below the idol was of Parel’s.
“Following sustained interrogation, they finally confessed that they had murdered two women and took us to the Parel flat,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Sanjay Baviskar.
When the police reached the Gawdes’ flat, the victims’ brother Keshav also reached there.
“Till then, we had not been informed about the incident,” said a police official, requesting anonymity.
On Wednesday, Keshav went to claim his sisters’ bodies from the morgue at KEM hospital.
“I have lost my only companions. I don’t know how I will survive now,” said an emotional Keshav.