Esther Anuhya rape, murder case: Main suspect arrested

Mar 03, 2014, 12:22 IST | Vinay Dalvi

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.

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