A labourer killed his second wife and their two-year-old son by strangling them, and then registered a missing person’s complaint with the DN Nagar police. Police sources said the accused, who has three wives, confessed to killing the duo as he suspected that she was i nvolved in an illicit relationship.
The accused Laxman Dhangar stays with his third wife in DN Nagar area of Andheri (west). On August 8, Dhangar approached the police and reported that his wife Parvati and her son Akil have been missing since August 6.
Based on the missing persons’ complaint, the police started an investigation to look for the Parvati and Akil. On Friday around 3.45 pm, they found a woman’s decomposed body in Wireless Compound.
When the police called Dhangar on the spot, he immediately identified the deceased woman as his wife. The police however had their suspicions over how Dhangar was able to identify the woman so soon, as it was difficult to make out her identity. A detailed interview with Dhangar finally led the police to the first lead.
“We found various discrepancies in his statement. Firstly, he approached only two days after the woman and her child were supposedly missing. He has confessed to have killed the woman and dumped her body at wireless compound,” said Dhanaji Nalawade, senior inspector at DN Nagar police station.
During the interrogation, police enquired about Parvati’s son Akil. Dhangar confessed that he killed him as well and had dumped the body in a drain in Juhu. Officials investigating the double murders said Dhangar strangled both Parvati and Akil at his third wife’s house. He then dumped their bodies at two separate places.
After Dhangar led the police to the location where he dumped the toddler’s body, a search was initiated and the body was found in the jurisdiction of Juhu police station.
Dhangar was produced before a holiday court on Saturday. He has been remanded in police custody till August 18.