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Crime Patrol: Wrist watch helps Aurangabad police unravel murder mystery (Episode 68 on 17th December 2011)

The Inside Story

Aurangabad, Maharashtra

The anti-dacoity squad of the Aurangabad rural police has used a wristwatch with the word "BEST" embossed on its back to solve the murder of Siddhartha Ahire, a BEST employee from Mumbai. Ahire's body was found in a farm in Garaj, under the Shivur police jurisdiction of Vaijapur taluka in July. The police have arrested his wife Usha, her younger sister Manisha Mirani, Shivkumar Luttur Rajvar, Pravin Deshmukh alias Pravan Maharaj, and Navnath Rathod, the contract killer. Deshmukh, who claimed to have magical powers, was reportedly in a relationship with Usha and had developed illicit relations with her. He was paid Rs 30,000 by Usha to kill Ahire, who she saw as an obstacle. The police zeroed in on the details of the wristwatch Ahire was wearing, which led them to his identity as a BEST employee.

The police were initially unable to identify Ahire's body, which was found in a severely battered state. Two independent squads were appointed to solve the case. Usha had already filed a missing complaint, claiming that Ahire had gone missing from Sangamner in Ahmednagar district. The police discovered that a court had directed Ahire to deposit Rs 1,200 as maintenance to his first wife. Three days before the murder, Manisha had given Deshmukh the money to pay the contract killer, Navnath Rathod. Usha and Manisha then took Ahire to the place where he was killed and his body abandoned in a farm.

The five suspects were remanded to police custody till August 12 by the court of Judicial Magistrate First Class in Vaijapur. The only clue the police had was the wristwatch Ahire was wearing, which had the word BEST embossed on its back. The police were able to identify him as a BEST employee and trace the path leading to his murder.

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