Vinayak was nabbed by the police at Dahisar and will be produced before the Thane Court on Wednesday.
The Navghar Police have arrested twenty two year old Vinayak Ramesh Apur for murdering Dipika Sanghvi and her eight year old daughter Hetavi at Sonam Saraswati building in Mira Road. The accused Vinayak after committing the crime had visited Goa and later proceeded towards Shirdi for repenting his sins. He was nabbed by the police at Dahisar and will be produced before the Thane Court on Wednesday.
Mahesh Patil, Superintendent of Police said, “Since last few days flat members of Sonam Saraswati building had not seen both Dipika Sanghvi and her eight year old daughter Hetavi. Therefore our team entered Dipika’s flat by forcibly breaking the door and was shocked to find her decomposed body in the hall. They also recovered Hetavi’s body which was wrapped in a bed sheet in the bedroom. We gathered information about Vinayak who used to visit Dipika’s house regularly from neighbours.”
Prashant Kadam, additional superintendent of police said, “After committing the crime, the accused Vinayak the boyfriend of Dipika Sanghvi had left his home on 28th January 2017 without informing anyone. He also had switched off his mobile phone. We had received a tip off from informants that Vinayak was likely to return to Dahisar on 31st January.”
Praful Wagh, API of Local Crime Branch (LCB), Thane said, “We had formed a team to investigate this case. We nabbed Vinayak near Rustomjee International school. Subsequently, Vinayak was taken to Kashmira unit office for questioning as he confessed about committing the crime.”
Since Dipika’s relationship with her husband Karthik was strained hence she and her daughter were living separately. She had come into contact with Vinayak while working at a call centre as they came close to each other.
Narsingh Bhonsle, sub-divisional superintendent of police (Mira road division) said, “The accused was staying at Dipika’s flat for several days. Since she had become unemployed hence she started undergoing financial problems. To meet the day to day expenses Dipika started demanding money from Vinayak.”
On 25th January Vinayak had arrived at Dipika’s room as usual. He had a tiff with her as she had demanded money from him. Later he decided to get rid of her.
Abhay Kurundekar, Senior Sub-Inspector of Local Crime Branch, Thane Rural said, “Vinayak hit Dipika’s head with a sharp object and strangulated her to death. Hetavi was watching the incident. Therefore, Vinayak killed Hetavi too by slitting her throat. He wrapped Hetavi’s dead body inside a cloth and kept it inside the bed cabinet. Since the accused didn’t live immediately after committing the crime his footage was visible on CCTV camera.”