STAFF REPORTER Mumbai
Cracking an eight- monthold murder case, the Kasturba Marg police on Saturday arrested a youth for murdering his 19- year- old classmate, whose decomposed body was found in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park ( SGNP) in Bo
rivali East on October 1, 2011.
The accused Chetan Khankar ( 19) claimed before the police that the deceased Sanjesh Borle ( 19), had shot a video clip of his humiliating punishment.
The video showed Khankar doing sit- ups in the class.
Khankar said Borle had threatened to put up the clip on Facebook.
The two were classmates at the Kohinoor Technical Institute in Borivali ( east).
Both come from workingclass families based in Borivali.
” Khankar also said that Borle slapped him and pulled down his pants, however, there is no evidence to prove it as yet,” said inspector, Bhai Mahadeshwar.
Kasturba Marg police said the murder had occurred on 20th September last year.
” That day, Khankar followed Borle into a jungle area near Gavdevi temple inside SGNP. The duo got into an argument over the video clip. In a fit of rage Khankar hit Borle over the head with a stone,” said investigating official Nishikant Sawant, assistant police inspector.
Khankar then stole Borles mobile phone and escaped from the spot.
Borles family registered a missing complaint the same day. Eleven days later police found Borles decomposed body and sent it to Bhagwati hospital for an autopsy.
Borle was identified through his ID card.
Police have also sent viscera samples for chemical analysis to the Forensic Science Laboratory in Kalina.
The reports are awaited.
The police had received information that Borle and Khankar had quarrelled and that Borle was last seen with Khankar.
The police have also found Borles mobile phone that Khankar had taken with him after the murder.
Khankar gave it to another person, which was traced after the latter switched it on.