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Navi Mumbai murder: 27-year-old man held from Jalgaon

The police also recovered gold jewellery worth Rs3 lakh that the accused – Vijay Bonsode – had stolen from her residence

mumbai Updated: May 27, 2018 00:58 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Navi Mumbai,Turbhe,Jalgaon
The accused killed the woman in her house at Turbhe on Thursday and the body was found on Saturday.(Bachchan Kumar/Hindustan Times)

A 27-year-old man who allegedly killed a 70-year-old woman at her residence in Turbhe last week was arrested by the APMC police on Saturday.

The police also recovered gold jewellery worth Rs3 lakh that the accused – Vijay Bonsode – had stolen from her residence.

The deceased Suman Hande was found dead under mysterious circumstance on May 19.

“Her room was locked since May 17 and an odd smell was emanating from it after which, her neighbours called her relatives. On opening the door, they found her decomposed body on the bed,” said a police officer.

“Around 7.30 pm on May 19, her relatives reached the spot. They opened the door with an extra key and found her dead on the bed. The body was decomposed,” said a police officer.

The police had registered a case of trespassing and theft, but not of murder due to lack of concrete evidence. There were also no injury marks on the body.

“Even though we did not register a murder case, we were investigating the case on that line,” said a police officer.

Acting on a tip off, police finally arrested Bonsode from Jalgaon, who is originally a resident of Turbhe MIDC.

The police said the accused is into making documents like PAN card and Aadhaar card. The victim had approached him for transferring names in her property for which, she had also paid him. “Bonsode was delaying the work which had made her angry. On May 17, when he visited her residence, Hande scolded him for not doing the work, which then led to a quarrel between them,” the officer said.

The accused later killed her by pressing her face with a pillow and fled with the gold jewellery.

After the murder, Bonsode had first been to Surat and then to Jalgaon.

“Based on technical analysis of the existing evidence, we sent a team to Jalgaon and arrested him,” the officer said.

Sudhakar Pathare, deputy commissioner of police (zone 1) said, “We have arrested a man from Jalgaon in connection with the crime. Further investigations are on,” he said.

First Published: May 27, 2018 00:58 IST