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‘Accused Has Confessed’: Police in the Mumbai Rape and Murder Case

‘Accused Has Confessed’: Police in the Mumbai Rape and Murder Case

Mumbai Police Commissioner, Hemant Nagrale, addressed a press conference in connection to the rape and murder of a woman that took place in the Sakinaka district on Thursday, September 9th, and said that the accused has confessed to the crime.

He also added that the police were successful in establishing the sequence of events leading to the crime. Moreover, the police also managed to recover the object used by the accused to commit the crime. Nagrale has asked the press to not speculate on what the weapon was.

“SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act was added against the accused since the victim belonged to a particular community. The accused will remain in custody until September 21st,” Nagrale told the press.

The chargesheet for the case will be filed within a month. He further added that Advocate Raja Thackeray will be the special counsel for the case.

Nagrale also added that the investigation will be completed in a fortnight, but they will have to wait for the DNA profiling reports and other chemical analysis. Meanwhile,Vice Chairman of National Commission of Scheduled Castes, Arun Halder, met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Home Minister Dilip Walse Patil, Chief Secretary, and Joint Commissioner of Police, among other officials. Halder appreciated the efforts of the police in the detection and investigation of the case.

The state government also sanctioned Rs. 20 lakh to help the victim’s daughters through multiple schemes and CM Relief Fund.