Mumbai: In a gruesome incident, the bodies of well-known painter and installation artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani have been found packed inside carboard boxes lying near a drain in suburban Mumbai.
Here are some of the key details of the double murder case:-
1)- The bodies of Hema, 43, and the 65-year-old lawyer were recovered on Saturday evening close to a drain in suburban Kandivali.
2)- The bodies, with their hands and legs tied, had only undergarments on them.
3)- The bodies were stuffed inside cardboard boxes before being wrapped in plastic sheets that were sewn up.
4)- The Baroda-born artist was estranged from her husband Chintan, also an artist, and the couple had filed for divorce in 2010.
5)- Hema was going through bitter times and had in 2013 filed a harassment case against Chintan, alleging he painted obscene pictures of women on the walls of their matrimonial home in Mumbai. Bhambani had appeared for her in the case.
6)- Three persons, whose identity the police declined to divulge, have been detained in connection with the incident.
7)- A case of murder has been registered against unknown persons and bodies sent for post-mortem examination
8)- Police officials are questioning Chintan, besides her driver and domestic servants.
9)- A domestic help of Hema had lodged a missing complaint with Santa Cruz police station on Saturday after she did not return home all Friday. The wife of Bhambhani had also filed a missing complaint with Matunga police station since he did not return home after having told them he was going to meet a client.
10)- Lawyer Bhambhani's car, in which he had left for the meeting, is still to be traced.