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Mumbai Police launch a massive manhunt across the city and Internet to nab the fourth suspect, report Debashish Panigrahi and Megha Sood.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2007 03:44 IST
Debashish Panigrahi and Megha Sood
Debashish Panigrahi and Megha Sood
Hindustan Times

The Mumbai Police on Tuesday launched a massive manhunt across the city and on the Internet to nab the fourth suspect in the alleged abduction and murder of teenager Adnan Patrawala on Monday.

Adnan, 16, was kidnapped and killed by four of his “friends”, whom he had met on the social networking site Orkut. His body was found in a gutter in Navi Mumbai.

Three of the suspects — Ayush Bhat (19), Khimesh Ambavat (17) and Sujith Nair (28) — were also produced in an Andheri court.

The missing suspect was identified as Raj, a police investigator said, adding that the police were looking for another possible suspect, identified as Lala.

The police insisted they were not looking for a girl known as “Angel D” — whom Adnan was supposed to meet on Saturday night, according to a message on his Orkut scrapbook. Oshiwara police has now

identified Angel as Neha.

Although she was present at the rendezvous between Adnan and his kidnappers, Neha did not know about the kidnapping plot. The police let her off after they found that she was innocent. Senior Inspector Kiran Sonawane told


: “I have not seen any site,” on being told about her Orkut connection. As more than 800 hate messages flooded her site on Orkut, Angel pleaded: “+m not d killer”.

First Published: Aug 22, 2007 03:28 IST