With the arrest of four persons, the Rabale MIDC police on Saturday claimed to have solved the murder of a woman from Worli whose mutilated body was found in a nullah at Mahape MIDC last week.
The police arrested the woman’s husband Siddhesh Guwav, who works with a private company, his parents and friend Durgesh Patwa.
The deceased, 23-year-old Pallavi Guwav had gone missing on May 5,after getting married on April 30. Her husband approached the Worli police and registered a missing person’s case on the same day.
The Rabale police found the headless torso in a nullah in the industrial area last week and identified Pallavi by her clothes and a Ganpati tattoo.
C Katkar, senior inspector of Rabale MIDC police station said, “Siddhesh, his parents and Durgesh smothered Pallavi with a pillow on May 4. They cut her body into pieces and dumped them at different places.”
Katkar said that family was unhappy with the marriage and wanted to get rid of her. “The victim had allegedly forced Siddhesh to marry her. His parents were also unhappy with her nature as she used to quarrel with them so they decided to kill her,” said the inspector.
Pallavi was an orphan. She had a brother and a sister who live in Dombivli.
The police said that the remaining body parts have not been recovered yet. “During interrogation, the accused told us where they dumped the rest of her body parts and our officials have been sent to retrieve them,” Katkar added.
It is, however, not clear how the accused carried the body from Worli to Mahape MIDC. “Our investigation is underway and more people are likely to be arrested,” the officer added.
The accused were produced before the judicial court on Saturday and have been remanded to police custody.