A 28-year-old girl was allegedly murdered by her live-in associate in Maharashtra’s Palghar after she filed a rape case towards him, police mentioned. The person’s spouse helped him kill the lady after which dispose off her physique in a creek at Valsad in neighbouring Gujarat.
The police recognized the lady as Naina Mahat who labored within the movie trade as a make-up artist. She had been in a relationship with the accused, Manohar Shukla, for 5 years. Shukla used to work as a fancy dress designer.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Naina was forcing Shukla to marry her. When he refused to take action, she filed a rape criticism towards him, Assistant Commissioner of Police Padmaja Bade. Shukla allegedly requested her to withdraw the case and killed her when she refused.
After murdering her, Shukla sought his spouse’s assist to stuff the physique in a suitcase earlier than it was dumped within the Valsad creek. The incident occurred between August 9.
Naina’s household filed a lacking particular person’s criticism with the Naigaon police on August 12, an official mentioned.
Her sister Jaya mentioned that she couldn’t attain Naina on August 12 as her cellphone was switched off. She then approached the police and filed a lacking criticism.
Shukla and his spouse had been arrested on Tuesday.
Notably, an abetment to suicide case was lodged towards Shukla at one other police station in Mira Bhayander-Vasai Virar police limits, the official mentioned with out elaborating.