Five days after the bodies of an elderly couple were found in their residence in Andheri, the police have still not been able to find the accused — the couple’s elder son.
Four police teams have been formed to trace the accused, Moiz Bharmal, 52, who went into hiding on Monday.
However, the search has been difficult, the police said.
“He has never had a mobile phone and hence we cannot track him down with that. Due to his mental state, he had cut himself off from all his friends, so even they don’t know where to find him,” said Mohan Waghmare, police inspector, MIDC police station.
Added to that is the fact that police are also strongly considering the possibility that Moiz may have committed suicide.
The note – supposedly written by Moiz — found along with the bodies on Monday had said: “I am fed up of being unemployed and dependent, which is why I am taking this drastic step.”
While one team is keeping a close watch at Moiz’s residence in Pune, another is keeping an eye on the graveyard in Pune, where Moiz had said in the note he wanted to be buried.
A third team is looking at the visitors of the graveyard at Chunnabhatti, where the last rites of the deceased, Nooruddin, 87 and Zubeida Bharmal, 83, were conducted.
The fourth team is checking for persons who have been found dead in the last five days, to verify if any of them could be Moiz.
Moiz, a widower, was staying with his parents at their residence at Manisha Apartment located on Church Road near Marol Naka in Andheri (east).
According to the police, Moiz strangulated his parents and stayed with them for around two days before he locked the house and fled.
The bodies were found after foul stench started emanating from the Bharmals’ residence.
Moiz had been mentally disturbed since his wife’s death, around a decade ago. The police have booked him under section 302 (murder) of the IPC.