Two months after stabbing lover, Mumbai cops find accused in Goa

May 22, 2014, 05:58 IST | Vinay Dalvi

Parshuram Kamble stabbed Alka Thorwade (50), who was having an affair with him, to death in front of her physically challenged husband in Mumbai; he moved to Goa and changed his appearance

Almost two months after a woman was stabbed to death by her jilted lover in front of her physically challenged husband, cops have traced the murderer to Goa. The accused had altered his appearance by shaving his beard and cutting off his hair, and was living an inconspicuous life as a tea vendor near Kelwa beach.

Parshuram Shivkumar Kamble
Jilted lover: Parshuram Shivkumar Kamble had changed his appearance when he moved to Goa, after killing 50-year-old Alka Thorwade. He was spending his days as a tea vendor at Kelwa beach.

According to the police, on April 1, the accused, Parshuram Shivkumar Kamble alias Babu, barged into the house of 50-year-old Alka Thorwade, a resident of BDD Chawl in Lower Parel, and stabbed her seven-eight times in front of her physically challenged husband Shivaji Thorwade. Alka was taken to Nair Hospital, where she was declared dead.

The police had registered a case under sections 302 (murder) and 452 (house-trespass for hurt) of IPC. During investigations, they learnt that the accused, who worked as a driver in a private firm, and Alka had an affair. Kamble (35) was staying in a rented room in the same chawl as the deceased.

The Crime Branch started keeping tabs on people related to Kamble, but were unable to nab him. After some time, the team learnt that one of the family members of the accused had received a call from him from Goa.

The cops decided to go undercover to Goa, where they found Kamble working in a tea shop near Kelwa beach. He had changed his name to Babu Pawar, and had shaved off his hair. “Once we were convinced it was the same man, we arrested him and brought him back to Mumbai,” said Pandurang Sanas, assistant police inspector at Unit-II, Mumbai Crime Branch.

During the interrogation, Kamble revealed that he had had an affair with the victim, who used to run a canteen from her home. He would go there to eat lunch and dinner. When his wife and daughter came to know about his relationship they left him. However, he later found out that Alka was having an affair with another person, which infuriated him and he decided to kill her.

“Kamble will soon be handed to the N M Joshi police for further investigations,” said Sadanand Date, joint commissioner of police (crime).

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