Enough evidence to nail inspector’s son, says police in Vakola murder case
Mumbai city news: Last Tuesday, 21-year-old Siddhant stabbed Dipali as many as 12 times with a kitchen knife in their in Santacruz house. He wrote ‘Tired of her, catch me & hang me’ with the blood and also drew a smiley.mumbai Updated: May 30, 2017 00:14 IST
A week after the son of a police inspector murdered his mother Dipali Ganore, 42, the police said they have enough scientific evidence to build a watertight case.
Last Tuesday, 21-year-old Siddhant stabbed Dipali as many as 12 times with a kitchen knife in their in Santacruz house. He wrote ‘Tired of her, catch me & hang me’ with the blood and also drew a smiley.
“The blood-stained clothes, the fingerprints found in the bedroom where the murder took place, the blood-stained knife, the message on the floor and the CCTV cameras installed in the building are the evidence we are relying on to nail the accused. We also have circumstantial evidence against him,” said a police officer from Vakola.
Saying that the experts at the Kalina Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) have a major role to play, he added: “The forensic test results will help us build a strong case. We are also in the process of summoning some people from their building who will help us piece together the chain of events.”
After committing the crime, Siddhant left the house and took a local train from Santacruz railway station to Borivli. He changed around three trains before reaching Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Thursday.
After he checked into a hotel, the police traced him and brought him to the city on Friday.
During questioning, Siddhant told the police that he had picked up the knife to harm himself but his mother’s screams made him change his mind. He said he drew the smiley next to the text as he felt “relaxed”.
When the police asked him who gave him the idea of leaving such a chilling note and drawing a smiley, he said it occurred to him after the crime, said a police source.
Siddhant has told the police that he was frustrated because of the frequent fights she had with his father Dyaneshwar. He said his mother used to nag him over his poor academic performance and he lost interest in studies.
First Published: May 30, 2017 00:13 IST