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Aunt arrested for killing two-year-old boy Vivaan in Mumbai

Mumbai city news: “We also noticed that when we took the dog squad to the spot, Indu and her husband Dharmendra Kandu disappeared from the crowd that had gathered there. That made them the immediate suspects,” said the officer.

mumbai Updated: Jul 01, 2017 00:13 IST
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During her interrogation, Indu had claimed that she took Vivaan, who was like a son to her, from his house but her daughter dropped him back.
During her interrogation, Indu had claimed that she took Vivaan, who was like a son to her, from his house but her daughter dropped him back. (HT photo)

Three days after the body of a two-year-old boy was found at a chawl in Malad (West), the police arrested his aunt for killing him.

Indu Kandu, 30, was booked on Thursday for allegedly strangling Vivaan Kandu and dumping his body outside her house based on circumstantial evidence, said the police.

The police narrowed down on Indu after her statement did not match with those of the other relatives and residents who were present in the area from Monday evening when Vivaan went missing to Tuesday morning when his body was found.

“It seems that Indu held a grudge against Vivaan’s mother. She was also the last person that Vivaan was seen with,” said an officer not wishing to be named.

“We also noticed that when we took the dog squad to the spot, Indu and her husband Dharmendra Kandu disappeared from the crowd that had gathered there. That made them the immediate suspects,” said the officer.

Officials said they are investigating whether Indu kept the body near the house someone else helped her with it.

She was produced at the metropolitan court on Friday that remanded her in police custody till July 7.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, one of Indu’s relatives said, “We have full faith in the judiciary and the Mumbai police. If Indu has indeed killed the boy, then we would accept the court’s decision even it orders her death.”

During her interrogation, Indu had claimed that she took Vivaan, who was like a son to her, from his house but her daughter dropped him back. She then claimed that she helped to look for Vivaan.