In a recent development, a month after her suspicious death, the Malvani police arrested Arpita's friend, Amit Hazra, on January 15th, 2018. Amit Hazare was a suspect in the case after investigators probed a Facebook chat between the two. A police officer said, "He was arrested on the basis of circumstantial evidence and a brief interrogation. He will be produced in court soon." Here's everything you need to know about the mysterious death of Arpita Tiwari
Mumbai vocalist and event presenter Arpita Tiwary's body was found dangling from the duct area on the second floor of her 15th-storey apartment in Malwani, Malad. All photos/Arpita Tiwary Facebook
Days before her mysterious death, Arpita Tiwary was contemplating breaking up with her boyfriend, Pankaj Jadhav. On Monday morning, it was Pankaj who found her lifeless body at a high-rise in Malwani where they had gone for a house party
Lucky Sharma, music composer and owner of an event management company, said Arpita's death could not have been suicide, but was likely connected to her break-up plans
Two days after 25-year-old Arpita Tiwary jumped to death from the 15th floor of a high-rise in Malwani, the police registered a murder case against unknown persons
The step comes after Arpita Tiwary's family members said that she could not have committed suicide and suspected it to be murder
A day after the Malad police registered a murder case against unknown persons, it has been revealed that her boyfriend Pankaj Jadhav and his close friend Amit Kumar, both present with her that fateful night in the Malwani flat, are the prime suspects
Sources informed that there were six people present in the flat that night, including Tiwari - Jadhav, Kumar, two others identified only as Manish and Shrawan so far, and the cook, identified as Krishna.
In his statement to the police, Kumar said that just before he went off to sleep, he had seen Tiwari and Jadhav fighting, but then he had dozed off. "He says he doesn't know what happened after that, that he was directly woken up in the morning by Jadhav saying Tiwari was missing," said an officer
The police suspect that something wrong happened with Arpita Tiwari in that room which the servant may have seen, but he hasn't opened up yet
The Malvani police have failed to come to any conclusion over the mysterious death of emcee Arpita Tiwary, 25, even after continuous interrogation of prime suspects
While a Facebook chat four days before she died had swung needle of suspicion towards Amit Hazra, who dared Arpita to meet him on Sunday, it fizzled out after cops deemed it 'insignificant'
Arpita, a resident of Mira Road, had left home on Sunday morning around 11 am. She had told her father Triveninath that she is going to Essel World for an event. Around 10.45 pm, when, he called her, she replied saying she'd come home and have dinner. Her family then went to sleep expecting her to return late
According to sources, Amit was trying to seek Arpita's attention. Though he and Pankaj were friends, his closeness to Arpita was visible, said another police source. Amit knew Arpita wanted to break up with Pankaj as he wasn't keen on marrying her, despite being with her for eight years
Sources in the police rejected this chat calling it 'insignificant' and 'healthy'. "They are all friends and these kinds of chats happen between today's youngsters. We have gone through the chats in question but don't think it has anything to do with Arpita's mysterious death," said a police officer
Arpita Tiwary's sister Shweta said, "When this incident happened, we had little clue about the events which led to Arpita's tragic death, but now many friends and well-wishers are telling us things that point to this incident as a planned murder. All the people present in the flat that night must be questioned. We've come across more information regarding this incident and want to add to the FIR, so we requested cops to register a fresh statement in this case."
Vikram Deshmane, DCP, Zone 11, said, "We have registered a murder case against unknown people. Further investigation is on."