Mumbai: A teenager, who assisted a painter in allegedly murdering his 27-year-old partner and dumping her body in a suitcase at CST railway station on September 26, has been arrested, police said on Sunday. The victim's quarrel with her live-in partner (the prime accused) over his "illicit relationship" with a minor girl living in neighbourhood led to her murder, railway police
Amol Karanjule (19) was arrested on Saturday evening after prime accused Pravin Thackeray (29) was nabbed from Pune earlier in the day. Pravin was in a relationship with the deceased, identified as Roshni (27), since 2002. On Saturday morning, Pune railway police nabbed Thackeray and informed the CST railway police here before bringing him to the metropolis, police said.
Nineteen-year-old Amol helped the victim's live-in partner Pravin in bundling the body inside the suitcase.
Explaining the case, Government Railway Police (GRP) Commissioner Prabhat Kumar said, "Thackeray and Roshni, both neighbours in a village in Amaravati district, had eloped in 2002 and settled in Pune. The couple have a son. Their
relationship soured a few years ago. However in 2012, Roshni came to know that Thackeray was having an affair with a minor girl who was their neighbour at Hanuman Nagar of Chikhali area."
Another officer said, "Thackeray and the minor girl were found twice in a compromising position by Roshni, who began to have quarrels with him. Fed up with this, Thackeray had assaulted her on September 25 morning. They again had a heated argument on the same day at 5.30 pm when he assaulted her before strangling her. Later, he purchased a bag from Pimpri-Chinchwad area and with the help of his friend Amol, he bundled the body in it."