Indore: No concrete lead in retired police inspector Parihar murder case

  • Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2015 16:32 IST

Who killed retired inspector Arjun Singh Parihar?

Police are in a spot to solve the murder of their fellow policemen, which is raising a question mark on their ‘efficiency and effectiveness’ as even after five days they are stuck at blind end.

Indore police are yet to find any concrete lead in the murder case.

Police have earlier suspected the involvement of a person close to the family but nothing concrete came out after recording the statements of family members and friends.

“We are keeping an eye on many people and now working on all angles in this murder case,” said a source from crime branch, Indore.

Seventy eight-year-old retired police officer, Parihar, was allegedly strangulated to death by unidentified persons at his residence on May 28.

“We should not term it as blind murder. We are working broadly on three lines of investigation and teams are made to follow the case. I am personally monitoring the case,” said DIG Indore, Santosh Kumar Singh.

“We have rounded some criminals of the area and are trying to find out about their movements in the area. We are yet to get any concrete lead yet but we are confident to solve the case,” said the crime branch official.

Meanwhile, the DIG visited Bhanwarkuan police station and overviewed the case.

As per sources, the DIG had also reprimanded the town inspector (TI) Rajendra Soni over the slow progress of the case.

However, delay in cracking the murder mystery has raised questions whether Parihar case will also be one of the many unsolved murder mysteries of the city.


Doshi murder case

The high profile murder in a posh colony in June 2012 put the police under intense pressure, but years have passed by, and the police seem nowhere near solving the case.

There are a number of loose ends that still need to be investigated, but things are simply not moving.

Initially, police were suspecting that loot was the motive behind the gruesome murder as a jewellery bag was said to be missing from the house.

However, two days later, Pradeep, the husband of Saroj Doshi, came to the Sanyogitaganj police station and said that they had found the missing jewellery in the house.

This rattled the Sanyogitaganj police who now had to start the investigation afresh.

Saroj was stabbed six times in her stomach and her throat was slit. According to police, that murder weapon is similar to that used by butchers.

Thakkar murder case

Kirit Thakkar (67) and his wife Varsha Thakkar (59) were bludgeoned to dead with an iron rod by unknown killers at Scheme Number 114 on December 4, 2012.

The murder weapon was recovered from the spot by police.

The incident occurred between 1:30 pm and 3 pm when the couple were alone in their house and waiting for their son, Keton, for lunch.

Their bodies were found on the ground floor. While Kirit’s body was found in the bedroom, Varsha’s body was found lying in the living room in a pool of blood.

The killers looted Rs 5 lakh cash and property papers along with some jewellery.

Police claimed that their servant, who was hired by the family on December 1, was involved in the gruesome incident. What led credence to the suspicion was that the servant was missing.

The servant’s name was not clear as Keton was not sure about it, but he told the police that the servant was from Gujarat. Initially, the Vijaynagar police were investigating the case but after a couple of days, the crime branch took over the case and started their investigation.

According to senior crime branch officials, Varsha was desperate for two things — one to move to a bigger house and second hiring a servant for the house.

She had talked to over a dozen property brokers for this purpose.

Police rounded up all the property brokers for interrogation, but did not get anything concrete.

Police believed that three servants had come to Thhakars house in which one was hired by the couple and the other two were recommended to one Surendra Sanghvi.

Police still do not have a clue about who recommended the servants to the couple.

The identity of the person who supplied the servants is not known, and therein lies the main problem.

Police have quizzed more than hundred people in this murder, but got no success till now.

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