Mumbai:A nalasopara trader who went missing on 4 March from a hotel, his half-burnt body was found in a desolate spot in Padgha in Bhiwandi on 8 March. His face was covered with a cloth and was highly decomposed. His wife, alongwith relatives and locals staged a morcha to the Tulinj police station to demand justice and arrest two suspected persons, as her husband had told his wife that he was going to meet one of the suspect at a hotel and since then he went missing and his body was found on 8 March. No arrest have been made so far, as a murder charge has been registered with the Padgha police station, while a case of kidnapping has been registered with the Tulinj police station.
The victim, Narendra Mishra (33,pictured) runs a garments shop in Malad and resided with his wife, Dipti and their two children in Chandresh Swagat Society, Sankheshwarnagar, Nalla Sopara (E). In 2008, Mishra had given Rs 8 lakh worth of garments to one Rohit Singh, who was his friend, and since then Mishra was asking for the money for the goods sold to Singh, and the latter was delaying the payments,said Sr PI Kishore Khairnar of Tulinj police station.
On 4 March morning, Singh called Mishra and told the latter to meet him at a hotel in Achchole Road and Mishra told me that he was going to meet Singh to settle the business matter,said Dipti in her statement to the police. Since then, Mishra was not reachable on phone and did not return home, so on 6 March, a kidnapping case under Section 365 of the IPC was registered against Singh and his brother Pankaj, as it was Rohit who called Mishra,said Dipti. According to the CCTV footage, it is seen Mishra meeting Singh near the hotel and the duo drove away in a Swift car belonging to Singh'sbrother Pankaj, said Dipti and that was the last available clue.
On 8 March, we got information of a decomposed body found in the Padgha jungles in Bhiwandi and we reached the spot and Dipti identified the body to be of her husband, said PI Khairnar. The body was semi burnt and also had injuries,and as the incident occurred in Padgha, the local police station have registered a case of murder said the official.
Meantime, Dipti and relatives staged a morcha to the Tulinj police station demanding justice and arrest of Rohit and Pankaj. The Tulinj police is to be blamed for not acting swiftly on the case and they could have arrested the Singh brothers when the kidnapping case was registered and my husband could have been saved, said Dipti. Only after an assurance was given by the police, the 100 strong mob dispersed on Sunday late evening.
However, Sr PI Khairnar said we have formed three teams to arrest the Singh brothers and are going through the CDRs and other clues and we will arrest them shortly and denied of the police being going slow on the case. We have seized the CCTV footage from the hotel premises which showed the victim going in a car with the Singh brothers,and that is a vital clue, said the official.