The police have sent the samples of a highly decomposed body — believed to be that of seven-year-old Sahil Dalvi — for a DNA test.
Sahil went missing from his Andheri residence on February 3. His body was found in the Krishna Koyna River in Satara district on Monday.
“The DNA test will make the identity of the body clear,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police M.M. Prasanna. Sahil’s parents identified the boy by his clothes and slippers.
The police suspect personal enmity may be behind the kidnap and murder.
A police team has been sent to Satara for further investigation. The police said the Dalvis are natives of Satara.
On February 3 Sahil had gone to a private coaching class in the building where the Dalvis live, but did not return home after the class. The Dalvis got a ransom call for Rs 15 lakh on February 4.