6 questioned after woman’s body found in plastic bag in Mumbai: Police
Six people were questioned in connection with the recovery of a decomposed body of a 53-year-old woman in a plastic bag in Mumbai’s Lalbagh area.
Although the victim’s daughter was arrested in connection with the murder, an investigating officer said, “We believe that the woman accused in this murder case did not act alone. She must have had help from someone.”
The accused daughter has been identified as Rimple Jain.
Earlier on March 15, the Kalachowki police of Mumbai had arrested the victim’s daughter after recovering a cutter and a small knife from the house.
“Mumbai’s Kalachowki police have arrested the victim’s daughter after registering a case under IPC section 302 (murder) and the Arms Act,” an official said earlier.
According to the police, the accused used a marble cutter bought from Lalbagh to cut his mother’s body into pieces.
The accused told the police during interrogation that after the murder she panicked and after keeping the body for two days, decided to cut it into pieces.
“To avoid the foul smell of the putrefactive body, the accused daughter watched a video online and incorporated methods of keeping the body fresh, as shown in the clip,” the officer said.
Investigators said they believe the woman was murdered in December.
“After the woman was murdered, her hands and legs were chopped off. This was done using cutters and a small knife, which have been recovered from the house,” said an officer.
Further details are awaited.
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