The manner in which Mahesh Bairagi had chopped Kavita Raina’s body with a knife in Indore after failing to lure her into a physical relationship exposes a “twisted behaviour pattern” emanating from objectification of women and repression of sex, psychologists feel.
Bairagi, who was arrested on Wednesday and sent to police remand till December 15, had chopped the body parts of Kavita Raina and stuffed the pieces in a bag before dumping it in a nullah in Indore on August 24. The sensational murder rocked the city and it took police more than 100 days to solve the case.
Indore-based psychologist Rekha Arya told HT that the accused had taken to such butchery to eliminate evidence. “The criminal mentality develops due to sexual repression and lack of supervision,” she said, adding that people with such behaviour traits were very impulsive and could do anything.
Brought up in a lower middle class family, Bairagi was sent away to Indore for studies by his father. Since then he has been staying with his maternal aunt.
“He hails from Petlwad tehsil in Jhabua and had come to Indore to crack PMT, but failed. He then started a small business and later opened a mobile phone shop. He married on his own, therefore his family members had almost disowned him,” an investigating officer said.
According to investigators, the flat in which Raina was murdered had been taken on rent by Bairagi’s friend Teekam to fulfill their sexual needs.
Police have also found that Bairagi was previously booked for making porn CDs, and was a pervert and obsessed with sex. His role is also being investigated behind the mysterious disappearance of another woman in 2009, DIG Santosh Kumar Singh said.
Cops investigating role of Bairagi’s wife and friend
Police are now investigating the role of Bairagi’s wife and friend in the crime. As per senior officials Meena Bairagi and Teekam were aware of the murder. If found guilty, they will be booked under section 120(B) of IPC
Police are also investigating Mahesh Bairagi’s role behind Rekha Bairagi’s disappearance since 2009. The Betma resident is a relative of Bairagi and had gone missing after she came to Indore with her husband Bablu. Mahesh and Bablu were also business partners.
On the day Rekha went missing, Mahesh had returned home early. A missing case was lodged in 2009 with Azad Nagar police station.