Mumbai: Police crack murder case of pregnant woman
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 22:51
  
Mumbai: Railway police on Saturday claimed to have cracked the murder case of a young pregnant woman, whose body was found stuffed in a suitcase at a railway station, with the arrest of her doctor husband from Madhya Pradesh and two brother-in-laws from the city.

The two brother-in-laws of the victim were arrested last night while the husband, doing internship in civic-run hospital, was apprehended today.

The body of a 24-year-old pregnant woman, with semen stains on her private parts, was recovered from a suitcase abandoned at Sandhurst Road railway station of Central Railway on Tuesday.

"The deceased was identified as Rehmat who hailed from Bihar and resided at Mumbra on the outskirts of Mumbai. An engineering student Tabrez Khan (21) and his cousin Abdul Hashib Khan (20) were arrested last night in connection with her murder. Both the accused are brother-in-laws of the deceased. The two were produced before a local court which remanded them in police custody till March 25," Government Railway Police (GRP) Commissioner Tukaram Chavan told PTI.

According to the police, Rehmat and Parvez Khan, hailing from Bihar and neighbours, had an affair before getting married in Delhi last year. After their marriage, the duo came to Mumbra where they were staying.

In the meantime, a surgeon from Madhya Pradesh offered Parvez a proposal to marry his daughter, to which the latter agreed. "The MP surgeon was not aware Parvez was already married," the police said. Parvez married the MP girl and started avoiding Rehmat, the police said.

"On learning about Pervez's marriage, Rehmat started arguing with him, after which he had left her. Hashib told Rehmat that Parvez was there in Delhi following which the victim along with Hashib went to Delhi searching for her husband on February 6. Hashib, however, left Rehmat in the capital. After a month, Rehmat returned to Mumbra in the first week of March," Chavan said.

Following her return, the trio planned her murder, the police said adding she was killed in an isolated location in Mumbra on Monday.

The accused then stuffed her body in a suitcase and abandoned it in a local train at Mumbra, the police said adding "a passenger saw the abandoned bag in the train, slightly opened it after alighting the train at Sandhurst Road. When he discovered the body he left the bag on the platform."

PTI


First Published: Saturday, March 19, 2011, 22:51


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