MAN KILLS SISTER-IN-LAW, HAS SEX WITH THE BODY
The victim had rejected her brother-in-law’s sexual advances.
Nearly five months after a 22-year-old woman’s body was found in a gunny bag that was dumped in the bushes near Dharavli Village in Malad, the police have arrested her brother-inlaw and two of his friends.
The Malwani police said the prime accused, Mohammad Raees, has confessed to killing the woman for rejecting his sexual advances, and her “repeated insults” filled him with such rage that he had sex with the victim’s lifeless body.
The preliminary investigation has revealed that the woman, a resident of Malwani whose body was found on January 9, was killed at least six days earlier.
“The body had decomposed significantly and Raees also tried to mislead the police,” a source from Malwani Police Station said. “A few residents of Dharavli found the body, and we found some ornaments on it, which proved helpful in identifying the victim,” the source said. Investigation revealed a young woman from Malwani had gone missing a few days before the body was found, and the cops visited her family. “The victim’s mother identified the ornaments as those belonging to her daughter,” the source said.
The police said that Raees appeared nervous and kept changing his statements before admitting to have committed the crime.
“He told us that he had roped in his sister’s husband, Mohammad Isaf Qureshi, and a friend, Mohammad Ghulam Rasool. The three men hit the victim on the head with a brick on January 3, and throttled her to death. Such was Raees’s fury towards the victim that he had sex with her body, before it was stuffed inside a gunny bag,” an officer from Malwani Police Station said.
The police said that Raees further told them that rejecting his sexual advances was not the only reason for his hatred towards his sister-inlaw. “The accused said that the two would fight over petty matters and she would insult him,” the police source said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone XI) said that all three accused have been arrested and remanded in police custody till Friday.