Mumbai: Siddhant Ghanore, the 21-year-old son of a Mumbai Police Inspector, has been remanded in police custody till June 2 in connection with the killing of his mother and fleeing their Santa Cruz residence to Rajasthan.
The public prosecutor had sought maximum remand for Siddant from the Metropolitan Magistrate Court in Bandra where he was produced after he was brought back from Jodhpur in Rajasthan.
The boy’s father Dnyaneshwar Ghanore, head the police team which arrested Indrani Mukerjea, while probing the Sheena Bora case. Ghanore had found his wife Deepali Ghanore dead late on May 23 night after returning from work. He also found the door locked and waited outside for hours thinking his wife and son had gone outside.
Siddhant fled from home with Rs 2 lakh in cash and left his cellphone near the body of his mother. He was arrested by Jodhpur Police on Thursday.
“It is yet to ascertain the motive of Siddhant in killing his mother. We need to find the exact reason –whether he murdered only because she (the victim) was harassing him or there are other reasons. He had written a note with the blood of the deceased and we have to take fingerprint samples of the accused to prove it,” investigating officer Assistant Police Inspector Sanjay Pawar told the court.
Seeking maximum police remand, Public Prosector Milind Nirelkar told the court, “The accused has committed a cold-blooded murder. He stabbed her nine times. After committing the crime, he took a bath and very calmly wrote the message with his mother’s blood which reads ‘’Tired of her catch me & hang me :)’.”
According to Vakola police station officials, prima-facie accused Siddhant had skipped his first-year BSc exams and his mother was pressurising him to show his report card. He had felt like committing suicide but later after an argument (with his mother) on the same topic, he killed her, the officials said.