Daksha Daftary, a housewife, was found in pool of blood at her posh Garodia Nagar flat in Ghatkopar (East) on September 7.
The deceased’s husband Satish Daftary, 69, a businessman, reportedly told the police that they suspect masseuse Anita, a resident of Kamraj Nagar slum colony at Ghatkopar.
“The family did not have the residential address, contact telephone/mobile number or her, which make it
difficult for the police to trace the female masseuse allegedly involved in the murder,” said Suresh Nirmal, senior police inspector of Pant Nagar police station.
Nirmal said that Daftary’s two married daughters who were staying in Mumbai, frequently visit their parents at Garodia Nagar flat, but they had never seen Anita.
The crime branch officials thoroughly searched Kamraj Nagar, Ramabai Ambedkar Nagar and other slum colony at Ghatkopar, but they failed to trace Anita.
The sensational murder came to light on September 7 at around 7.30 pm when Satish Daftary came home and opened the main door of the flat. He was shocked to find that his wife Daksha was found dead in a pool of blood and the entire flat was ransacked. The female masseuse managed to steal diamond and gold ornaments worth Rs15 lakh. The Pant Nagar police had registered a case of murder and robbery.