Kirti Vyas murder in Mumbai: Accused couple sent to judicial custodymumbai Updated: May 18, 2018 00:59 IST
The couple arrested for the murder of 28-year-old Kirti Vyas was remanded in judicial custody on Thursday, even as the crime branch has remained unsuccessful in its attempt to recover her body.
Officials said that they needed the couple’s custody to conduct the search to trace Vyas’s body. They had even approached the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), seeking its help for the search operation at the mangrove patch at Wadala-Mahul Port Trust Road. Fishing boats and flying drones have been deployed for the search over the past 15 days, but to no avail.
According to the lawyers, the couple — Siddhesh Tamhankar, 28, and Khushi Sehwani, 42 – had been remanded into police custody for 14 days. This is the maximum period of time that an accused can taken into police custody. Last week, a few bones had been caught in fishing nets which were handed over to crime branch officials.
“We had sent the bones for forensic analysis but they turned out to be bones of an animal,” said an officer from crime branch.
Police officers said that they had sufficient evidence against the couple, including CCTV footage of their car picking up Kirti in the morning and of passing the toll booth at Wadala-Mahul port trust Road at night.
Meanwhile, crime branch officials said that after Vyas’s friends alleged that the couple was spotted at Grant Road two days before the murder, the officers checked Tamhankar and Sehjwani’s call records.
This proved that they had taken note of Vyas’s house and timings.
First Published: May 18, 2018 00:59 IST