MUMBAI: The wife of a Mumbai police officer who was part of the high-profile Sheena Bora murder case investigation is suspected to have been killed by the couple’s 21-year-old son, police sources said here on Wednesday.
Police inspector Dnyaneshwar Ganar’s wife Dipali (42) was found stabbed to death at their Varsova house on Tuesday night and their son Siddhant has gone missing since then. Police have found a smiley drawn in blood near her body and a message, also written in blood, below the smiley that read – “Tired of Her. Catch me and Hang me.”
Police sources also said that cash of around Rs 2 lakh too is missing from Ganar’s home and they suspect that the son might have killed his mother in a fit of rage after some altercation over money.
Siddhant, an engineering course dropout, was studying at National College at Bandra. According to his friends, he had kept aloof for past couple of months and was also avoiding social media platforms. Reportedly, Dipali was very upset over his poor performance in studies and she had recently stopped his pocket money.
Dipali was found to have received 4-5 stabs in the neck. She was taken to VN Desai hospital where she was declared dead on arrival.
She must have been murdered somewhere around 8-9 pm on Tuesday, police said.
Her murder came to light when Ganar came home from work last night. Ganar, who is posted at the Khar police station, came home at around 11 pm and found his house locked. After ringing the doorbell and knocking the door for some time, he tried calling his wife and the son over their mobile. But, none of his calls were answered.
He also inquired with the neighbours the whereabouts of his wife and son but, that too proved to be of no use. Then assuming that they might have gone for some shopping, he decided to wait. That is when he found keys of his house thrown in the dustbin kept near the door. When he entered his house using the keys, he found his wife lying in pool of blood. He immediately called in the Vakola police.
Police found his son’s mobile in the home. But, it was locked and hence has been sent to the forensic lab, sources said.
“As of now we cannot comment on who killed Dipali. A case of murder has been registered, and we are investigating all possible angles,” said senior inspector Mahadev Wavale of Vakola police station