Esther Anuhya rape, murder case: Main suspect arrested

Mumbai Police have arrested Chandraban Sanap alias Ekka for the murder of software engineer Esther Anuhya. Sanap, a history sheeter was nabbed, after cops identified him through CCTV footage at LTT station

Mumbai: The Mumbai Crime branch on Monday arrested Chandraban Sanap alias Ekka for the murder of software engineer Esther Anuhya.

To elude the cops Sanap had grown moustache and a beard.

After the murder of Esther, who went missing from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus and her body found near a service road at Bhandup, both GRP and the Mumbai Crime branch had started picking up record criminals.

Esther Anuhya
Esther Anuhya

Later the police had received the CCTV footage from the waiting room where the victim was seen walking with a person and started searching him.

As Sanap matched the CCTV footage, he was picked by the GRP and handed over to the Crime Branch which is investigating the case.

Sanap was picked from Tirupati where he had gone from his native place Nashik.

Sanap, who is a history sheeter and has cases of bag lifting and snatching against him, stays in Kanjurmarg in Mumbai.

Police has also picked one of his friends from Jharkhand, who knew about the murder but decided to stay quiet.

  • anupama03-Mar-2014

    I am proud our Indian police could finally nail the monster. India is no more a safe country for women. I pray for Either's soul to be in a higher plane with god protecting. Women.


    Its annoying, extremely disturbing to read an article like this. Esther such a beautiful lady lost her life for the sake of her baggage. Its surprising that a smart girl like her took a drastic decision to sit on a bike of a person completely unknown to her. No smart girl can do that. Its sad, the criminal should be hanged to death.

  • Anand Puranik03-Mar-2014

    Its high time law should be changed where are our so called human rights activist

  • Meshell03-Mar-2014

    Kudos to the Police team that worked diligently for weeks together to find this monster! I hope the truth comes out and brings some closure for her parents. Why did he do this? Was it for sexual pleasure? Could he not have gone to the flesh trade market to get his urges satisfied? Please bring justice to this little girls parents. RIP Esther and may you shine high up there as god's favorite Angel. Proud to be an India but worry about the future of females there. Please make India safe for WOMEN

  • Leo03-Mar-2014

    Has raping and murdering of girls become so easy and cheap in India

  • John Doe03-Mar-2014

    Great Job Mumbai Police !

  • Arthi03-Mar-2014

    India will never be safe for any women....Imagine even naive children are targeted by these demons....High time the world perishes.....

  • jason wilson03-Mar-2014

    Since big cities are flooded with people from neighboring places working as drivers etc it is safer to take authorized transport. Our prayers for the family, may Esther's soul RIP

  • annie05-Mar-2014

    In India we say a girl child means "Laxmi". Is this the way you men are treating laxmi??? No safety for a girl child in India. Daily there are rapes, murders. We need a strict laws very soon. Raping a 4 to 5 years old of child????

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