Newly married woman’s dead body discovered in Mumbai forest on the Shahapur-Nashik with head and torso in plastic bag and then a bed sheet

Newly married woman's dead body discovered in Mumbai forest on the Shahapur-Nashik with head and torso in plastic bag and then a bed sheet

MUMBAI,May16: For the last week, different parts of a woman’s dead body were found scattered across Mumbai. Her head was discovered yesterday in a forest on the Shahapur-Nashik Road in the eastern suburb of Thane, wrapped in a plastic bag and then a bed sheet.
Priyanka Gurav, 24, who was living with her in-laws in Worli, went missing on May 5. Her torso was found a day later in a drain in Navi Mumbai, about 50 kms from where she lived.

 A tattoo of Lord Ganesh combined with an om symbol on her shoulder identified her. The police then arrested her husband, Siddhesh Gurav, and his parents, for her murder and destruction of evidence. Two men who allegedly helped dispose of her body parts have also been arrested.

The victim, who was a B.Com graduate, had been married just five days before she went missing. The police says the motive for the murder could be that her husband was pressurised to marry her, but its priority is to find the vehicle used to transport the body parts since that could yield crucial evidence including bloodstains.

A police officer told news media, “We arrested an accused involved in dumping the body and he took our team to the spot where the head was dumped in a plastic bag. The head was wrapped in bed sheet and plastic bags.”

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