Thane: The district sessions court, Thane has sent accused-Manoj Sane (56) to 14-days judicial custody in connection with the alleged murder of his live-in partner- Sarwaswati Vaidya (34). He was produced before the court after his police remand ended on Thursday, June 22.
While the exact sequence of events and the motive behind the crime remains unclear, the police are awaiting various reports including that of the -viscera of the deceased, mental evaluation test of the accused, and forensics of articles that were recovered from the crime spot, following which the exact cause of death and other mysteries shrouding the crime is expected to be unravelled.
Murder most foul
Since his arrest on June 7, the accused continued changing his statements and misguiding the police team during the course of his 15-day stint in police custody. Earlier it was established that Sane had purchased pesticides from a plant nursery in Borivali. But at the same time, he continued to insist that his partner had ended his life by consuming pesticide on the intervening night of May 3 and 4. However, the police have refused to buy this theory which, according to them, could be manipulated as a cover-up to hide his crime and misguide the investigations.
The Naya Nagar police had recovered the dismembered body of Saraswati Vaidya (34) from flat number 704 in the J wing of Geeta Akashdeep Building located in Phase VII of Geeta Nagar in Mira Road on 7, June. Her live-in partner- Manoj Sane who allegedly dismembered and boiled the body parts in a cooker was arrested on June 7 for his involvement in the gory crime while he was trying to flee the crime scene. The sordid details of the gory crime had grabbed national attention.