Man killed wife in Mumbai: Driver says he saw accused minutes before murder
Mumbai city news: He did not find his presence suspicious as Sachin was a colleague of his.mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2017 01:01 IST
The driver who was on duty with Neha Bhalsingh, 25, who was allegedly murdered by her husband Sachin on a road in Andheri on Monday, told the police that he saw Sachin minutes before the incident.
He did not find his presence suspicious as Sachin was a colleague of his.
The Versova police arrested Sachin in Pune 10 hours after the incident . He was remanded in police custody for three days on Tuesday.
The police said the driver had seen Sachin roaming around Gyan Kendra School, which had hired the company they worked for to pick up and drop off their students.
“Sachin became our prime suspect after the driver told us that he had seen him around the school. We immediately sent a team to Pune after tracing his phone’s location,” said Arun Chavan, assistant commissioner of police (Andheri region).
The police added that Sachin planned the murder a few days ago when he found out that Neha was having an affair.
“Sachin told us that he was ready to accept Neha back in his life if she was ready leave the other man but she refused,” said Kiran Kale, senior police inspector, Versova police station.
The police said it was dark and raining when the murder took place around 6.30am. She was found dead on a footpath near the school soon after by the driver.
Neha was an attendant with the same firm. The couple had been married five years and has a two-year-old son.
The police said on Monday morning Neha went to the school and entered the vehicle assigned to her to pick up the children. When the driver she would be travelling with returned after drinking a cup of tea he found the vehicle empty. He telephoned the company’s owner and reported that Neha was missing.
The owner asked him to look around as she wasn’t answering her phone. The driver looked around and soon found Neha’s body on a footpath nearby. She had stab wounds and her throat had been slit.
The driver telephoned the police control room. The Amboli and Versova police reached the spot and took Neha to Cooper Hospital, where she was declared dead.