A 32-year-old woman and her 11-year-old daughter were found dead at their Daighar residence on November 7th, 2017. After registering a case in the matter, the police found that a robbery had taken place at their house, as gold ornaments worth Rs 1.17 lakh are missing. They suspect that the robbers might have killed them. According to the police, the deceased have been identified as Nasiza Jamaluddin Siddiqui and her daughter Taniya Furoz Sayyed.
On December 23rd 2016, A farmer got the shock of his life when he spotted a headless and naked body of a man in a field at Unit II of Aarey Colony. He immediately rushed to the nearby locality and informed the residents, who then called the police. After the cops reached the spot, they found that the body was kept in a sitting position and after an extensive search, recovered the head from another field 30 metres away. Though the body has been identified, the reason behind the murder is yet to be known. Police suspect it to be a case of human sacrifice as some puja offerings were also found at the spot
On October 10, 2014, an unidentified man was found dead in the mangroves along Sion-Panvel highway near Tata Power House, Mankhurd. Medical reports said the victim was assaulted with a stone, causing injuries on his head, face, and forehead. Police tried identifying the victim with the help of the tailor’s mark on his shirt. The tailor was traced but failed to throw light on the victim’s identity. An artificial tooth was also found. Tests at KEM Hospital revealed it had been manufactured by a non-professional. The manufacturer couldn’t be traced. A helmet, slippers, mud etc have been sent for analysis. Fingerprints too have been taken but there are no leads yet. PI Shankarsingh Rajput said, “Bakri Eid fell just days before the murder. We suspect someone or the victim may have been selling goats. There might have been arguments over money, which led to the murder. We have interrogated 600 people.”
In February 2014, Sunil Mhatre (45) was found dead at Amar Mahal junction. A block of cement was found beside him. No clue was found at the crime scene. Inspector Bhalerao refused to divulge details in the case, and hoped to nab the killer soon.
On May 7, 2013, an unidentified male body was found near Wadi Bunder yard. The corpse was without a head and limbs. Medical reports identified cause of death as fractured ribs and severing of the head and limbs. Cops found a green curtain near the murder spot; they also noticed white bleaching powder used for cleaning purposes. BVG India is responsible for cleaning of railway coaches in car sheds. Officials enquired in railway yard offices and godowns, interrogated employees of BVG India, and checked missing persons records in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Thane. Simultaneously, Bhusaval railway police found a head. A DNA test revealed it wasn’t the same body. Inspector Hemant Bawdhankar, the investigating officer, said, “We have no clue in the case. We even went to Katni based on one folder found from the spot.”
On December 1 2013, 62-year-old Pratima Chavan was found dead in her apartment at Ashtavinayak building in Tilak Nagar. She lived alone, after her husband’s death 10 years ago, owing to a heart attack. The body was found by her daughter-in-law Suvarna. Medical reports suggested the cause of death as strangulation with smothering. Suvarna was questioned and articles at the crime scene were seized. A red cloth was found on the victim’s face. Inspector Laxman Bhalerao said, “Our investigation is on the right track. We are hopeful to solve the case soon. I cannot divulge further details in the case.”
On May 22 2013, 45-year-old Deepak Kadam, a garments trader was found lying in a pool of blood in the bathroom of house number 314, Darshan building in Elphinstone. A bloodstained scissor and clothes soaked in blood were found. Call details records (CDR) of the victim showed calls made to Javed Sheikh, a tailor known to Kadam. Interrogation revealed he had called the trader 3-4 times to ask for an employable help in his shop. CCTV footage captured a person moving downstairs suspiciously. Police are monitoring one of the residents of the building, who, they suspect, is hiding information. Fashion designers, tailors and other skilled workers from Gamdevi, Walkeshwar and Babulnath were interrogated, but nothing was found. PI Sudhakar Ghagare said, “We investigated all possible places and questioned all people. We went through CDR but couldn’t find a clue or motive.”
On February 27, 2013, truck cleaner Rakesh Kevat (27) was murdered by fellow cleaner Balram Singh alias Thakur, who is a resident of Satna in Madhya Pradesh. The two had a fight due to an old feud and Kevat was pushed off the top of the lorry cabin. He succumbed to his injuries. Senior police inspector Bhausaheb Gite said, “In this case the accused has been identified. We haven’t been able to arrest him since he doesn’t use a cell phone and it’s difficult to trace him. However, our informers and team are trying to follow him. Hopefully we will arrest him soon.”
Hours after 38-year-old Musharraf Qureshi went missing on October 31, 2017, the GRP of CSMT found his body lying near the tracks at Sandhurst Road railway station. Cops are of the opinion that he died due to critical internal injuries sustained in a train accident. However, the deceased's family claims that Nigerian drug peddlers, who roam about in the station area late in the night, killed him. Police have registered an accidental death report in the matter and are investigating the case.
The Sinhagad police are probing the rape and murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old, after her body was found 200 metres from her home in Dhayari, Wadgaon Budruk on October 23, 2017. The incident took place on Saturday night, when the family was asleep in their chawl room. They had closed only the outer (netted) door to let the breeze in, through which the accused is suspected to have entered and kidnapped the toddler sleeping next to her mother.