The Dahisar police said that Shashikant Palve, the 20-year-old man who was arrested for allegedly murdering his sister's husband and her mother-in-law at their Borivli (East) residence on Wednesday, had taken all measures to destroy evidence against him.
Sunil Deshmukh, divisional assistant commissioner of police, said that Palve, who works as a lifeguard on beaches in rural Thane, had made all arrangements to flee the city after killing the mother-son duo.
"After the murders, Palve went to his Dahisar residence and took a shower. He also disposed of his blood-soaked clothes, footwear and the murder weapon in a public garbage bin," said Deshmukh.
The police said that Palve was about to leave his residence to flee the city when they caught him, about two hours after the incident. They had received a tip-off about the feud between the two families. The neighbours of the deceased duo said that they did not hear any cries of help when Palve attacked Kakade and his 65-year-old mother Krishnabai.
Pandurang Ambekar, who lives next door, said that he was having dinner with his family at about 9.15pm and the door of their house was shut, although not locked. Between 9.30pm and 9.45pm, Krishnabai fainted at his doorstep after pushing the door open.
"I rushed to the door, and found her bleeding profusely. I alerted other neighbours who then called the police," said Ambekar. He said that the duo had moved to the rented accommodation three months ago. They would frequent between their hometown in Nashik and the city.
Dnyaneshwar married Palve's sister Sunita seven years ago and the couple had two kids — a son aged 6 years and a daughter aged 4. Sunita had committed suicide by hanging herself at the couple's residence at Sinnar in Nashik in August last year. The kids were staying at Palve's residence at Shantinagar Dongri in Dahisar.