Mumbai: The sessions court on Wednesday recorded
the testimony of the neighbour of Kannada actress Maria
Susairaj, arrested along with her naval officer fiance
Emile Jerome Mathew for allegedly murdering Synergy Adlabs
creative executive Neeraj Grover.
The witness stays in the opposite building, with his
window just 30 metres away from Susairaj`s house.
According to Susairaj, it was Jerome who had murdered
Grover and she had screamed loudly while her fiance attacked
However, the witness today told the court that he had
not heard any screams on the day of the alleged incident or
"The window to my bedroom is close to the window of
Susairaj`s house. I did not hear any screaming," the witness
According to the police, in May 2008 Jerome was
infuriated after seeing Susairaj with Grover alone at her
residence in suburban Malad and attacked him.
It is alleged that the two accused brutally stabbed
Grover to death and then cut his body into several pieces
before disposing it off in the Manor jungles on the outskirts
of the city.
Both Jerome and Susairaj have pleaded innocence but
have been in custody for two years now.