Laila Khan – the mystery behind six skeletons?
Nashik: The murder mystery involving Laila Khan is getting murkier by the day.
After yesterday’s recovery of six skeletons from Laila Khan’s farm house at Igatpuri in Nashik, the investigating team has stumbled upon some more evidential items which is being seen as a big find in the curious murder mystery of the starlet. From Laila’s farmhouse, police have recovered a knife, a rod and two mobile phones along with some jewelry.
The Mumbai Crime Branch, which recovered six skeletons from the Bollywood starlet’s farmhouse in Igatpuri, near Nashik, fears that they are the human remains of Laila and her family members.
The results of preliminary forensic tests - expected to be out on Wednesday – will help police confirm whether Laila and her family members are dead.
The starlet and her family - mother Shelina, elder sister Hazmina, twin siblings Zara and Imran and another relative - went missing from Mumbai in February 2011.
The Mumbai Police is expected to hold a press conference later today to throw more light on its investigations.
A team of Crime Branch officers had taken Parvez Tak, a suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorist and stepfather of the actress, yesterday, to the spot where they reconstructed the crime scene following which they found the human remains of three people. Besides skeletons, a bag full of women clothes has also been dug out.
During interrogation, Tak revealed that Laila Khan, missing since February 2011, had been killed along with four other members of her family and their bodies had been disposed of somewhere near Mumbai.
A case of abduction was registered at Mumbai`s Oshiwara police station by her father Nadir Patel. According to the complaint, Tak and his accomplice Asif Sheikh had allegedly abducted Laila Khan and her family members.
Laila Khan, whose original name is Reshma Patel, was last seen in a 2008 movie ‘Wafaa’ with Rajesh Khanna.