Mumbai Crime: Suspecting affair, man stabs girlfriend, dumps body at Oval Maidan; accompanies victim’s father to lodge complaint

On Tuesday, the Azad Maidan police arrested a 21-year-old man for allegedly stabbing his girlfriend to death. The man stabbed his girlfriend 14 times and dumped her body at Oval Maidan near Churchgate.

According to Mumbai Mirror, the 20-year-old woman was found lying in a pool of blood at Oval Maidan on Tuesday morning. She was rushed to GT hospital where she was declared dead before admission. The Azad Maidan police registered a complaint of murder against unknown persons and initiated inquiries. The murder came to light around 6 am on Tuesday. The victim was identified as Nasreen Umar Shaikh a resident of Mumbra. Her father Umar Shaikh (45) reached police to lodge a missing complaint as Nasreen had not returned home since Monday.

Senior police inspector Vasant Wakhare, Azad Maidan police station told The Hindu, “Mr. Sheikh was accompanied by Salman Sheikh, also a resident of Mumbra, who was in a relationship with Nasreen. Mr. Sheikh told us that he suspected Salman of having something to do with Nasreen’s death, as he had met her on Monday evening. Nasreen used to work for a café in Fort, while Salman was employed by a food delivery company.”

Umar Shaikh and Salman Sheikh both went to Oval Maidan, as Salman had said he had met Nasreen there after work. After reaching Oval Maidan, they learnt that a woman’s body was found in morning. And then police questioned Salman who told police he had gone to Oval Maidan with Nasreen and left after they got into a fight.

According to Mumbai Mirror, for past some time Salman was suspecting Nasreen of having an affair, so on Monday night, he called her to Oval Maidan. The two sat there for some time, and later on, when they had an argument, Salman stabbed her several times on her stomach and back and fled the scene.

“We asked him how he left her alone late at night, and he started faltering. We then questioned him intensively, and he ultimately confessed to having stabbed Nasreen to death as he suspected her of cheating on him,” Wakhare told The Hindu. The police then arrested Salman, who was later produced in court and was remanded police custody.

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