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Mumbai murder: Dumped body parts, foul smells and living with body parts - 5 points on Mira Road case

Jun 08, 2023 01:29 PM IST

Mumbai Mira Road murder evokes memories of Shraddha Walkar case: Police said some body parts of the victim are missing and that Sahani likely dumped them.

In a case similar to the horrific Shraddha Walkar murder case, a 56-year-old man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly killing his live-in partner and chopping her body into pieces in Mumbai's Mira road area. According to the police, the murder may have taken place three days ago. The accused, identified as Manoj Sahani, 56, was living with the parts in the apartment, police said.

56-year-old man kills live-in partner, chops her body in Mira Road
56-year-old man kills live-in partner, chops her body in Mira Road

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The police are filing an FIR against Sahani on murder and destruction of evidence charges, and a forensic team has visited the flat to collect evidence.

Five points about Mumbai Mira Road murder case:

  1. Police say the accused and his murder victim - Saraswati Vaidya, 32 - rented an apartment in Mumbai's Geeta Nagar Phase 7 for the past three years. The flat is registered in the name of a 'Sonam Builders', the authorities said.
  2. Around 7 pm on Wednesday police received a call from the others residents in the apartment complex complaining of a foul smell from Sahani and Vaidya's flat. On entering the flat the police found Vaidya's body parts. READ | Mumbai murder accused had tree-cutter, chopped body, boiled pieces
  3. Deputy Commissioner of Mumbai Police (Zone 1) Jayant Bajbale said: "We believe Sahani cut the woman’s body into pieces so as to make it easy for him to dispose of them." Police said the accused had brought a tree-cutter and chopped the body up into more than 20 pieces to aid in the disposal.
  4. An officer attached to the Nayanagar Police Station said some body parts were missing and they suspected the accused had dumped them elsewhere.
  5. Police also said the accused boiled some pieces of the body in a pressure cooker and put them into plastic bags to get rid of them.

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