Crime Patrol: Priya Parekh's Mysterious Death - Episode 87 - 24th February 2012

Priya Parekh residing in Gujarat, Ahemdabad lived with her mother and sister, She was the only earning member in her house as she lost her father 5 years back and was extremely upset in her office as she was missing him on his death anniversary. Priya's office friend Nidhi tries to cheer her as she was upset and also explains her to get married as soon as she can later, a major incident takes place as Pankaj and Priya's bike mets with an accident and Priya dies. Cops doubt on Pankaj. Is it an accident or a murder? Who killed Priya?

The Inside Story
Dec 18, 2010, AHMEDABAD
Police finally got their man in a case that remained unsolved for a little over a year. What was initially made out to be a case of accidental death - a girl strangled by her dupatta caught in a motorbike's wheel - has turned out to be rape and murder.

Forensic investigators detected the crime and helped police nab the killer. "The postmortem and forensic reports have finally confirmed our suspicions about Jadav's story. He was arrested on Sunday and produced him before a court. Jadav is now on a four-day remand with us," said V K Zala, inspector of Sola police station.

Jadav, 30, has confessed that he had taken Puja to farms near Heritage House on Shilaj road and raped her. When she threatened to expose him, he strangled her with a nylon rope. He then tied the body to himself and drove to Shilaj-Thaltej road and then called his friends.

On December 16m, Puja Nayak, a resident of Gujarat Housing Board Colony in Gota who worked at a BPO, was brought dead to Sola Civil Hospital by her colleague Rakesh Jadav on SG Highway. Jadav told police, Puja left her workplace early because she was not feeling well and then went to a colleague, Dhara's home nearby. Later, Dhara requested him to drop Puja home since it was getting late.

Jadav claimed that at 8.50 pm on the Thaltej-Shilaj road Puja's dupatta got entangled in the bike's wheel and she was strangled to death. Jadav then called up friends and took her to Sola Civil Hospital where she was declared brought dead.

"The post mortem report said that the strangulation marks on the victim's neck were much smaller than a mark that would be made by a dupatta. This means that she was strangled with a thinner object. Second, the doctors found semen from her body parts. These factors clearly raised suspicion on Jadav's statement," said Zala.