Almost three weeks after the murder of a senior citizen in Dadar, the police finally have some leads in the case after three people were arrested in South Mumbai for attacking an elderly woman using similar modus operandi.
The accused, identified as Mark Poplankar, Sunil Sumitra and Jagdish Kumar, were arrested by officers from the MRA Marg police station for attacking 55-year-old Annie Varghese and stealing her jewellery in the last week of September.
On September 9, 78-year-old Sita Anantanarayan, a resident of Dadar, was found murdered with her jewellery missing.
On September 28, unidentified persons assaulted Varghese, a resident of Modi Street in South Mumbai, when she was alone at home in the afternoon.
The accused stole the jewellery she was wearing. Varghese, who is currently recuperating in the hospital, is reportedly in seriously injured.
Officers from the MRA Marg police station managed to nab the three culprits on the very next day after they attacked Varghese.
Madhukar Sankhe, assistant commissioner of police (Dadar division), said, “There are some common points in both the incidents. We will investigate their involvement in the Dadar murder case as well. Both the victims were attacked in the afternoon when they were alone at home. In both cases, the victims sustained serious injuries with the accused running away with their jewellery.”
Ravindra Wani, assistant police commissioner, MRA Marg police station, confirmed that officers from the Dadar police station had contacted them.
“As per their request, we have sent them details of the accused we have arrested for the attack on a senior citizen in our jurisdiction. We have also provided them with other details they asked for,” said Wani.
Dadar resident Sita Narayan was found with her throat slit at her residence in Adarsh Nagar, Dadar.
Her husband, Anant Narayan, 90, had found her lying in a pool of blood when he returned home from work. Some of the gold jewellery the deceased was wearing was found to be missing.