Anuhya’s father S J S Prasad, however, appeared unconvinced by sequence of events narrated by police after the arrest of Chandrabhan Sanap (28), a history-sheeter who allegedly murdered the 23-year-old techie after attempting to rape her in early January.
A Crime Branch Inspector met Prasad at Machilipatnam in Krishna district this afternoon. During the hour-long meeting, the Inspector gave details about the case and how they zeroed in on Sanap, a taxi driver from Nashik who once worked as a porter in Kurla station from where Anuhya went missing, police said.
Prasad was not convinced by certain claims made by the police, who said Anuhya went with Sanap after he offered to drop her at hostel in suburban Andheri in early hours of January 5 following her arrival from AP by train.
“I still can’t believe my daughter went with an unknown person when he offered to drop her at Andheri for Rs. 300 and that too on a bike. She was very protective about herself,” said Prasad.
He suspected that more than one person might have been involved in the crime.
Anuhya’s decomposed body was found off the Eastern Express Highway in Bhandup on January 16 and Sanap was nabbed a few days ago. Sanap was spotted with Anuhya in a CCTV footage at the Kurla railway terminus.
The 23-year-old was employed as assistant system engineer with IT major TCS in suburban Goregaon.
According to the police, Sanap banged Anuhya’s head to the ground and strangled her with a stole when she tried to resist sexual assault.