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Cops find gay sex angle in murder of Borivli man

mumbai Updated: Feb 24, 2011 02:26 IST
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Investigations in the murder of 71-year-old Subashchandra Desai has revealed that the Borivli resident was a homosexual, the police said.

The Borivli police arrested three men, two minors, for allegedly committing the murder, on Wednesday. Two of them reside in Rawalpada and the third is a resident of Eksar in Borivli (West).

The decomposed body of Desai was found inside his house at Krishna Nagar building in Chandavarkar Road, Borivli (West).

Explaining the motive behind the crime, the police said the trio would offered sexual favours to the deceased. They believed that Desai had a lot of money at his residence.

"Desai was a homosexual and would pay the boys -- Praveen (name changed), Manish (name changed), and Sanjay Ranpise -- for fulfiling his sexual demands," said Bhagwan Chate, senior inspector, Borivli police station. "They thought that since Desai stayed alone and was a retired shoe company supervisor receiving a fat pension, he would have a lot of money at home."

According to the police, on Sunday evening, Praveen went to Desai's house. While the senior citizen was sleeping, Praveen slit his throat with a blade. He then banged Desai's head on the wall and also smashed a glass bottle over him.

Desai collapsed after the accused struck him on the head with bowling pins, the police said.

Sanjay and Manish who were waiting nearby joined Praveen to search Desai's home. But, they found only Rs1,500 in cash.

Since Praveen's clothes were stained with blood, he dumped them in the house and walked off in Desai's clothes, the police said.

Desai's adopted son, Satya, who is studying in Kolhapur, got worried and rushed to Mumbai when the victim didn't answer his phone. He and the neighbours informed the Borivli police about the foul smell emanating from the flat.

In his statement, Satya said: "I would often see young boys coming to his [Desai's] house, but it was a few months ago that I found out that he was a homosexual. It did not make a difference to me as he was a nice man and never made any advances on me. I gave the police the names of the few boys I had met and they led them to the accused."

A member of the family said: "The police is fabricating a story and terming him a homosexual. He was nothing of that sort."