While Raghuveer, the deceased Sandhya Singh’s son, is now spending his days in judicial custody following the court’s order, his father Jaiprakash believes the Mumbai crime branch has found no evidence against him.
Raghuveer, 24, was arrested on December 16, 2013, after he surrendered before the crime branch.
A senior police officer, who was earlier associated with the investigating team, however, believes that it was Raghuveer who unintentionally killed his mother. “Raghuveer and his mother, Sandhya, shared a disturbed relationship and the former would assault his mother over money. She even registered a police complaint against Raghuveer following a tussle a few months before she went missing. Probably in a fit of rage, Raghuveer may have hit his mother at a wrong place, that killed her, though he did not intend to do so. But I believe, there were some people who later helped him in disposing the body,” the officer said.
Singh went missing on December 13, 2012 after she left for the bank with one of her neighbours. Her mortal remains were later found on a marsh on Palm Beach Road on January 27 last year.
“Her body was disposed with much planning and only some bones and jewellery were recovered from the marsh in January last year. No one knows what happened to the other parts of her body, even today. Such a plan cannot be executed smoothly by one person singlehandedly. Therefore I am sure, even if Raghuveer murdered his mother, some other people helped him in disposing the body. I hope the investigating officers of the Mumbai crime branch find out the real culprits and the truth will be brought to light soon,” said the officer, not wishing to be named.
Jaiprakash, on the other hand, believes that Raghuveer and his friends who were interrogated by the Navi Mumbai police last year, have no knowledge of the crime.
“I don’t think that the Mumbai crime branch has found any link between Sandhya’s murder and Raghuveer’s movements on December 13 and 14, 2012. If they can convince the court about Raghuveer’s involvement in Sandhya’s murder then it is alright. But if I feel that there are biased elements in their investigation, therefore, I will not keep quiet. If needed, I will move the Bombay high court and then the Supreme court to get justice,” he said.
“Raghuveer’s addiction to drugs has no connection with Sandhya’s murder. Even there is no truth in the statement that he spent a huge amount for purchasing drugs and fought with his mother over money. This topic is being highlighted just to malign his image. A finger of suspicion was being raised on my son right from the beginning and the police arrested him just after the Supreme court rejected his anticipatory bail plea just to show that they have arrested someone after one year of the murder,” he added.
Sandhya Singh, the victim, went missing on December 13, 2012 after she left for bank with one of her neighbours. Her mortals remains were later found on a marsh on Palm Beach Road on January 27 last year
While Raghuveer, her son, is now spending his days in judicial custody following the court’s order, his father Jaiprakash believes the Mumbai crime branch has found no evidence against him
Jaiprakash believes that Raghuveer and his friends who were interrogated by the Navi Mumbai police last year, have no knowledge of the crime.