Two men arrested for murder of sex worker near Mhatre bridge
The deceased woman was a commercial sex worker and one of the two men owed her Rs 1,500 for her services, according to the police. She threatened to approach the police if the two failed to return the money.pune Updated: Jun 05, 2018 16:50 IST
Two men were arrested for the murder of a woman whose discomposed body was found under Mhatre bridge on Thursday.
The two men were identified as Saidab Hamid Khan, 23, and Abid Imran Khan, 22, both residents of Kamthe Patil nagar in Kondhwa. The deceased woman was identified as Meera alias Seema Sanjay Waghcahure, 40, a resident of the area near Pune railway station and a native of Bhimnagar in Daund, Pune.
The arrest was made by Unit 1 of Pune police crime branch. The first lead was acquired by Hawaldar Prakash Lokhande of Unit 1, who found the woman based on the name 'Sanjay' tattooed on her right arm.
The deceased woman was a commercial sex worker and one of the two men owed her Rs 1,500 for her services, according to the police. She threatened to approach the police if the two failed to return the money.
"The two were workers on a site in FTII (film and television institute of India)," said Pankaj Dahane, deputy commissioner of police (DCP), crime.
On May 24, one of the two men called her near Sadhu Vaswani chowk and took her near FTII, where the two strangled her to death. One of them went to their house in Kondhwa, got a rucksack and stuffed her body in it after tying her limbs. "They carried the body on an Activa and threw it in the river," said DCP Dahane.
The body of the woman was sent for post mortem at Sassoon general hospital on Thursday and a case under Section 302 (murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Deccan Gymkhana police station.