Laila Khan murder: Tak's police custody extended

Tak, a native of Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar town, about 230 km from Jammu, was arrested June 21 after Laila Khan's vehicle was found in that town. Jammu and Kashmir Police July 7 handed him over to the Mumbai police for questioning, following which he was brought to Mumbai the next day.


On July 11, the Mumbai police's crime branch recovered six skeletons within the premises of the starlet's farm house in Igatpuri near Nashik, around 130 km from Mumbai. Tak, charged with kidnapping and killing of Laila Khan and her family, confessed to the murders and led the Mumbai police team to the Igatpuri farm house where the six skeletons were found, police said.

Tak also took help of the watchman of the bungalow whom he had hired two months before the killing, police said. Besides Laila Khan, 30, other victims whose skeletons were recovered at the farm house most likely were her mother Selina, 52, her sisters Zara, 25, and Azmina, 32, brother Imran, 25, and cousin Reshma Khan, 19, police said.

Preliminary forensic reports revealed that five of the six skeletons were those of women. Pieces of jewellery, some synthetic clothing and underclothing were found on the skeletons. However, the final forensic reports would ascertain if the skeletons were those of Laila and her kin, police said. 

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