The Mumbai crime branch, on Monday, recorded the statement of Avik Sengupta, the live-in partner of Pallavi Purkhayasta.
In his statement, Sengupta said that Pallavi had never mentioned a fight or ugly episode that may have taken place between her and the watchman, Sajjad Moghul, who was arrested for the her murder.
“We recorded his statement and he said that Pallavi had never suggested that Moghul had misbehaved with her. When he learnt that Moghul had murdered Pallavi, he was just as shocked,” said a crime branch officer on condition of anonymity.
The officer added that Purkhayastha and Sengupta might have had minor squabbles with Moghul and the other watchmen, but there were never any serious fights. On Sunday, the police said they had recovered the murder weapon and the blood-stained clothes that Moghul wore at the time of the murder.
The police have already recorded the statements of the two electricians with whom Moghul had entered Pallavi’s apartment. They are currently in the process of recording the statements of various persons who can shed some more light on the incident.
Purkhayastha’s body was found lying in a pool of blood in her apartment at the Himalayan Heights building at Wadala (East) early on Thursday morning. by She was allegedly murdered by Moghul.