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Smiley after murder: DNA tests to confirm if Mumbai policeman’s son has accomplice

Mumbai city news: A forensic team from Kalina forensic lab had visited the crime scene on the day of the murder and collected several items, including blood samples

mumbai Updated: Jun 12, 2017 02:03 IST
Manish K Pathak
Manish K Pathak
Hindustan Times
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Siddhant Ganore at a Bandra court after allegedly stabbing his mother at their house in Santacruz.(HT FILE)

The state Forensic science laboratory (FSL) has been conducting DNA tests on blood samples collected in the murder case of police inspector Dnyaneshwar Ganore’s wife Deepali, 42, who was allegedly killed by their son Siddhant. The tests are being done to find out if anyone else was present while Deepali was murdered on May 23.

FSL director Krishna Kulkarni said, “We will submit the final report in two days. We are conducting DNA tests, which is taking more time. Police had collected Siddhant’s blood sample and sent to us. Other samples collected from the crime scene will make it clear whether more than one person were involved in the murder.”

A forensic team from Kalina FSL had visited the crime scene on the day of the murder and collected several items, including the murder weapon, Siddhant’s clothes, full of blood stains, and several blood samples.

As per police investigation, Deepali was alone at her Prabhat Colony home when Siddhant stabbed her 12 times. The incident came to light after her husband reached home and found Deepali’s body on the bedroom floor in a pool of blood.

A smiley was drawn with blood, next to her body, with the words: “Tired of her. Catch me and hang me” and the knife used to commit the crime was placed near the body.

The case

Siddhant Ganore murdered his mother on May 23 at their residence in Santacruz (East). He stabbed Deepali 12 times (five times in neck, four times in hand and three times in chest) with a kitchen knife

He then drew a smiley with her blood and wrote: “Tired of her, catch me & hang me.”

After killing his mother, Siddhant took a bath and changed his clothes. He took Rs2 lakh before fleeing the house

Siddhant took a train from Santacruz station and kept changing them until he reached Jodhpur on May 25

The Vakola police traced him with the help of Jodhpur police and brought him back to back to Mumbai

During questioning, Siddhant alleged that he was fed up of Deepali over being taunted for poor academic performance and repeatedly drawing comparison with his father, who she suspected of having an affair.

First Published: Jun 12, 2017 00:17 IST