The Vashi police have arrested a 26-year-old man for allegedly killing a 70-year-old woman and dumping her body under a flyover in Vashi. The accused, a beggar, killed the old woman after she resisted his advances.
The deceased, identified as Babanbai Shantivan Kamble, was found in a sack behind Inorbit mall in Vashi on August 2. People informed the police after they smelt something foul. The decomposed body had a tattoo on a hand, the photo of which was circulated among police informers.
During the investigation, it was found that the deceased woman, a resident of Govandi, had gone missing and a complaint was registered at the police station.
Ramesh Chavan, senior police inspector from Vashi police station, said that they checked CCTV footage of all toll plazas and finally found that the victim was last seen walking with another man near Inorbit Mall. However, the man’s face was not visible. The police then checked previous footage and found the same man roaming in the area. “We showed the photo to beggars, auto-rickshaw drivers and others and finally nabbed him near Vashi on August 21,” said Chavan. The accused has been identified as Kanifnath Kamble, a beggar from Latur.
During interrogation, he revealed that on the pretext of giving food, on the night of July 29, Kamble took the woman under the flyover and assaulted her. As a result, the victim fell on broken glass and injured her head and neck. She later succumbed to her injuries, following which he bundled her body in a sack and dumped it.