Orissa woman held for highway murder in Gujarat
The Navsari police have arrested a 26-year-old girl from Orissa for her allegedly killing a taxi driver and robbing his mobile phone and his vehicle. The woman’s two accomplices are still on large.
Police said they could be involved in similar crimes in Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
The trail began when the police recovered the body of a man identified as Kailashnath Panchal, a resident of Bhayander in Mumbai, near National Highway no. 8 in Chikhli taluka of Navsari district. The victim’s throat was slit and a diary containing his name, addresses and his mobile number was recovered.
When a police team visited Bhayander and spoke to the victim’s family members, they were told two youths along with a girl had hired the Tavera vehicle owned by Panchal to go to Ahmedabad on June 6. During further investigation, police found the mobile phone was operational. Following the trail, a team of Navsari police went to Sambalpur Kikpada village in Bargadh district of Orissa and raided a house where they found the mobile phone. The girl, identified as Leelasingh Raghusahani (26), was also present in the house.
During interrogation, she broke down and confessed she, along with her accomplices Munnu and his friend Raju, had murdered and robbed the driver. The police team produced her before the local court and procured a transit remand to bring her back to Chilkhli, where she was produced before court on July 2. The court granted a remand of six days.
During further interrogation, she allegedly told the police that Munnu had brought her Ahmedabad on train on May 31 and had paid her Rs 15,000 for four days. At Ahmedabad railway station, they met Raju who had already booked three train tickets for Mumbai. The three reached Mumbai on June 2 and stayed there for four days.
– Source: indianexpress.com