Waiter detained in murder case
Mumbai police today detained a waiter of a Borivli hotel in the kidnapping and murder of Bharti Jaiswal, 50-year-old native of Gujarat, whose decomposed body was recovered from Kanjurmarg on Wednesday.
Kasturba marg police station, which is probing the matter, is trying to find out waiter Raju's role in the crime, alleging that he had introduced Jaiswal and her friend, Jaydeep Patel, to the suspects Salim, Raju Gauda and Jayaram.
"We have detained him and are presently questioning him on the various aspect of the case but will shortly solve it" said an officer of the Kasturba marg.
According to the police, Jaiswal was allegedly involved in an illegal business in Gujarat and was in Mumbai for that purpose. She and her friend had booked a room in Ellora Guest House in Borivli (East) on October 26. The same day, Raju had taken Jaiswal and Patel in the latter's Skoda to Dindoshi to meet the suspects for a business deal, who then asked Raju to leave.
Jaiswal and Patel were robbed and beaten at gunpoint.
After Jaiswal succumbed to her injuries, her body was dumped at Kanjurmarg.
The trio, who had left Patel tied up in a room in Dindoshi, demanded that he pay up. Patel offered to ask his relative to deposit some money in his account as he did not have any. He would then withdraw cash and hand it over to them. The accused drove Patel towards Agra Road. Along the way, he asked them to stop at an ATM at Nashik, Dhulia and Indore, but they stopped only at Jhansi for dinner. Saying he needed to wash his hands, Patel managed to escape in his Skoda.