Hema Upadhyay murder case: Prime suspect in Mumbai double murder case detained in Varanasi

The prime suspect in the Mumbai double murder case of well-known painter Hema Upadhay and her lawyer was on Monday detained by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in Varanasi, a senior officer said in Lucknow.

hidden December 15, 2015 01:40:49 IST
Hema Upadhyay murder case: Prime suspect in Mumbai double murder case detained in Varanasi

Lucknow: The prime suspect in the Mumbai double murder case of well-known painter Hema Upadhyay and her lawyer was on Monday detained by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in Varanasi, a senior officer said in Lucknow.

"Mumbai police shared some information on the basis of which Shiv Kumar alias Sadhu Rajbhar, a resident of Badagaon, Varanasi, has been detained by UP STF," IG (law and order) A Satish Ganesh told reporters in Lucknow.

Hema Upadhyay murder case Prime suspect in Mumbai double murder case detained in Varanasi

Hema Upadhyay. PTI

He said documents related to the victims were recovered from the possession of Shiv Kumar who has been taken into custody.

"He will be handed over to Mumbai police team which has already arrived here. The Mumbai police will probably produce him in court tomorrow," the IG said.

Ganesh said details of the case would be shared by Mumbai police which was investigating the matter.

Police are also ascertaining whether Kumar was the last person to call Hema.

Three suspects were detained on Sunday in Mumbai in connection with the case.

The bodies of Hema and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani were found packed inside cardboard boxes lying near a drain in suburban Mumbai on Saturday.

PTI

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