Someone close to Kavita Raina brutally murdered her, say police in Indore

  • Ritesh Mishra, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Aug 27, 2015 21:02 IST

The Indore police claim to have uncovered some leads in the murder mystery of Kavita Raina, 36, a resident of Mitra Bandhu Nagar whose chopped-up body parts were recovered from gunny bags floating in a nullah near Teen Imli crossing on Wednesday.

As per the police, at least two persons were involved in the murder, one of whom was most likely close to the victim. “It also seems that the killer had a deep grudge with the victim. Otherwise, it wouldn’t have been such a brutal murder,” said a senior police official aware of the line of investigation.

Kavita used to run a small boutique in her locality, while her husband Sanjay Raina is a medical representative. The financial condition of the family was not very strong, according to the police, and the couple’s two children, Yashshavi, 9, and Dhruv, 11, were living with their paternal grandmother. Sanjay had built the house at Mitra Bandhu Nagar about five years ago, earlier living in Ambedkar Nagar on rent.

According to the forensic team in Indore, Kavita was stabbed five times in her chest and also hit with a sharp-edged object on her head. It has been confirmed that she was murdered in the evening of August 24, the day she went missing.

A police official told Hindustan Times that the body was chopped by an electric saw and then stuffed into a two gunny bags usually used to carry food or tea. “The police are scanning poultry farms of Indore,” the police said.

Meanwhile, on Thursday evening, the deputy inspector general visited the home of the deceased, and quizzed the husband and spoke with Kavita’s children.

Indore mayor Malini Gaur too visited the family and assured them that every attempt to catch the perpetrator. Former state woman congress president Archana Jaiswal also met the victim’s family. “The murder was brutal and inhuman. I assume that police will solve the case soon,” Jaiswal said.

Read: Woman brutally murdered in Indore, body parts recovered from gunny bags

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