Two youths have been arrested for allegedly gang raping and murdering a 22-year-old techie from Nagpur at Maharashtra Ambernath, claimed Mumbai Police on Thursday.
Police said, the accused had packed the IT engineer’s body is a suitcase and dumped it at a drainline in Karnataka’s Belagaum.
The accused identified as Nikkhilesh Patil,24, and Akshay Valode, 25, surrendered before Ratnagiri police and confessed to the crime.
Later the police arrested the duo under relevant Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections.
According to the police, the one of the accused Akshay, and the victim knew each other and had planned to meet at Pune and travel to Mumbai last Sunday. According to the plans the accused accompanied by Nilesh met her and decided to go to Akshay’s resident in Ambernath.
A police officer investigating the case said, “The duo gang raped the victim at Ambernath. The duo strangulated her and stuffed her body into a suitcase.”
Police further added that they were accompanied by another friend Nilesh Khobragade who had left the place at the time of murder and gang rape.
On their return trip they informed Khobragade that they are going to Goa for a trip. On way the duo dumped the suitcase at a secluded place. Raising suspicion Khobragade enquired about the girl. The two on being repeatedly asked about the girl confessed their crime to him.
Police have retrieved the body and handed it over to the family after post mortem.
The victim’s father is a police officer with Mumbai Police and is posted at Nagpur.