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Indore: Kavita Raina murder case too going the Parihar, Doshi way

Will the Kavita Raina murder in Indore also turn out to be as troublesome for the police as the unsolved Arjun Singh Parihar and Doshi murder cases?

indore Updated: Aug 29, 2015 20:11 IST
Ritesh Mishra
Ritesh Mishra
Hindustan Times
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Residents protest, demand swift justice against the perpetrator of the grisly murder of Kavita Raina in Indore. (Shankar Mourya/HT photo)

Will the Kavita Raina murder in Indore also turn out to be as troublesome for the police as the unsolved Arjun Singh Parihar and Doshi murder cases?

In both the cases police had hinted at the involvement of someone close to the victim, and they believe the same in Kavita’s case too.

Though the police have put in all their might to solve the case, but what is unsettling is that they are yet to find a solid angle for investigation.

It is not as if the police officials have given up hope. In fact, senior police officials who are monitoring the case claimed that they are positive of solving it but were unwilling to put a time limit.

“It is only two days since the body has been recovered, we are positive that we will solve the case soon,” said a senior police official.

However, another police officer admitted that the first 48 hours are crucial for any murder to be solved, or to get a solid lead.
On Wednesday morning police had recovered two gunny bags stuffed with body parts of Kavita Raina, a resident of Mitra Bandhu Nagar under Kanadia police station from a nullah near Teen Imli. The body was sliced into six pieces.

Notably, the Indore police have been unable to solve the Parihar’s case which took place on May 28. 78-year-old retired police officer, Arjun Singh Parihar, was strangled to death by unidentified persons at his residence.

“In Parihar case, the movement of the accused was less as he was killed inside his house but Kavita’s case is totally different. Here the accused movement is more as he chopped the body and dumped it in a nullah. Hence, when the movement of the accused or victim is more the chances of solving the case increases because we can zero in on the accused from various sides,” said a senior police official who was aware of the line of investigation.

In the high profile Doshi case too, someone close to the family was believed to be behind the murder. Saroj Doshi was murdered in her house in the posh White Church Colony in June 2012. Saroj was also murdered brutally like Kavita. She was stabbed six times in her stomach and her throat slit.

The police spent weeks and months grappling with the case, quizzing those who were close to the victim, but nothing came up and police put it in cold storage.

Meanwhile, police tried to re-create the crime scene on Friday. “We are working on re-creating each and every hour of the day the crime took place,” said a police source.

“Why did the killers target Kavita? Why not her husband and her kids? We are scanning each and every details and conduct of the victim because it is the main key to solving the case,” said a police officer.

Police said that all the theories, possible motives provided by Kavita’s husband are being cross-examined and people concerned were quizzed but so far nothing concrete has come up.

Read: Someone close to Kavita Raina brutally murdered her, say police in Indore

First Published: Aug 29, 2015 20:07 IST