Hema Upadhyay murder: Two, including key suspect, detained in Varanasi

Updated: 16 December, 2015 10:34 IST | Agencies |

A Special Task Force along with UP Police on Monday detained two suspects in connection with the sensational double murder case of artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambani

Varanasi: The Special Task Force (STF) along with Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police on Monday detained two suspects, one of whom is the key suspect, in connection with the sensational double murder case of high profile artist Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer Harish Bhambani.

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However, it is still not clear whether, Sadhu Rajbhar, who is the main suspect of the murder case is directly linked to the murders.

Hema Upadhyay
Hema Upadhyay

According to reports, Rajbhar called Hema on Friday suggesting that he had fresh evidence against her estranged husband Chintan Upadhyay.

After their conversation Hema agreed to meet Rajbhar along with her lawyer.

According to police, the bodies of Hema (43) and Bhambhani (65), their hands and feet tied with ropes, were recovered from a drain in the northern Mumbai suburb of Kandivali on Saturday night.

"We received information around 7:30 in the evening yesterday that two dead bodies are lying in a drain, wrapped in plastic looking very suspicious. Our officers went to the spot and verified the bodies," District Commissioner of Police Vikram Deshmane told the media in Mumbai.

Advocate Harish BhambhaniAdvocate Harish Bhambhani

Asserting that the circumstances indicated clearly that it was a case of murder, the DCP added that a case has been registered with the Kandivali Police station under IPC section 302 and 210 against unknown persons.

Earlier in 2013, Bhambani had represented Hema in a case after she filed harassment complaints against her husband Chintan and alleged that he had painted obscene sketches on the walls of her room.

First Published: 14 December, 2015 16:51 IST

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