MUMBAI: Chembur police registered a murder case after a Thrissur jeweller, who was on a business trip here, was found dead in mysterious circumstances. Police have sent the body for post-mortem and are awaiting its report.

Kerala jeweller, Raju M who was on a business trip since January 11, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in a hotel. The hotel room was found locked from outside.

Police said hotel staff alerted them that Raju, who was staying at Kamla Lodge, was locked inside. After waiting for three days, when there was no response to calls on his mobile phone, the hotel management called up the police. Hotel staff opened his room with a set of duplicate keys only to find Raju hanging.

Police, after conducting a spot panchnama, moved the body to Rajawadi hospital.

"Besides hanging, Raju's left wrist was found cut and had bled a lot. There is confusion over his death. If he had committed suicide, how come his room was locked from outside? Secondly, his cut wrist raised further suspicion," said a police officer. Police said they found gold jewellery in his baggage.

Raju had gone to Delhi and Kolkata, and then came to Mumbai, police said.

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Kerala jeweller's death: Murder turns out to be suicide pact

MUMBAI: A mysterious murder case of a youth from Kerala who was found dead inside a lodge in Chembur has taken an interesting twist with police learning that it was not a murder but a suicide pact hatched along with his accomplices.

On January 15, Thrissur-based jeweller Satish Raju was found hanging inside a room in Kamla lodge in Chembur. Raju was found hanging with a peice cloth and his both hands were tied behind and the room door was locked from outside. Initially police assumed that it was a suicide but as deceased's wrist was cut and the things in the room was found disturb indicating a foul play.

Chembur police registered a murder case and started a probe and during the course of investigation police picked up deceased's friend Martin. "Martin was supposed to come along with Satish but he dropped the plan at last moment which had raised a suspicon. So we arrested Martin. Martin gave us details of deceased," said Umap Shahji, deputy commissioner of police (zone 6). Police got hold of a cctv footage of a unidentified person entering deceased's hotel room but the man had cleverly concealed himself from the cctv camera. Deceased Satish was a resident of Thrissur in Kerala and had suffered huge losses in gold jewellery business. He owed 16 kgs of gold and got bankrupt of his a housing and personal loan.

Police inspector Jaywant Sakpal and team than traced deceased's travel plan and got hold of cctv footages of bus depots in Coimbatore wherein deceased was found moving with two other persons later identified as Mohammed Riyaz and Sarvanam two noted criminals. Police started looking for Sarvanam but learned that he was already in central jail in Tamil Nadu. Police after seeking permission from Mumbai court arrested Sarvanam and it was Sarvanam who spill beans on Riyaz. Police than arrested Riyaz from his native place. Riyaz during interrogations narrated the entire story. He told that deceased Satish had suffered losses in gold business and the jewellers were after him and was also the banks. Satish and others hatched a plot to carry a robbery and kidnapping in Tamil Nadu.

``Satish even paid supari money to Riyaz and Sarvanam to do robbery but their plan flopped as those days Tamil Nadu chief Minister Jaylalitha had passed away and there was heavy police bandobast due to law and order situation and their plan flopped," added Shahji. It was here Satish and Riyaz decided to go to Mumbai and commit suicide.

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Man found `murdered` in lodge killed self for insurance money

It's a plot befitting reel life but was instead orchestrated in real life. The Mumbai police have cracked the murder of a businessman from Kerala, whose body was found dead inside a lodge in Chembur. With the twist that it was not a simple murder but a but a suicide pact hatched by the victim with his friends. And the cops have gathered conclusive evidence that the deceased had planned the whole sequence.

On January 15, the deceased, Satish Raju, a Kerala-based jeweller was found hanging inside a room in Kamla lodge with his both hands tied behind and the room door was locked from outside. In the probe, police assumed that it was a suicide but as deceased's wrist was cut and the things in the room were found disturb indicating a foul play.

The case was blind for the investigation team, the police as initial inquiries failed to trace any dispute and were Clueless about the motive.

Mumbai Police registered a murder case and started a probe and during the course of the investigation, police got hold of a CCTV footage of an unidentified person entering the same hotel room where the victim dead body was found. But the man caught on camera had cleverly concealed himself from the CCTV camera.

Further, in the investigation, the police team picked up deceased's friend Martin. "Martin was supposed to come along with Satish but he dropped the plan at last moment which had raised a suspicion.

In interrogation, Martin revealed, the victim had suffered huge losses in the gold jewellery business. He owed 16 kgs of gold and got bankrupt of his a housing and personal loan.

By then another team, then traced Satish travel plan and got hold of CCTV footages of bus depots in Coimbatore wherein deceased was found moving with two other persons later identified as Mohammed Riyaz and Sarvanam two noted criminals.

Mumbai Police started looking for Sarvanam and found that he was already in central jail in Tamil Nadu.Then Police moved the court for Sarvanam custody and it was Sarvanam who spill beans on Riyaz.

After arresting Riyaz during interrogations narrated the entire story. He told that deceased Satish had suffered losses in gold business and the jewellers were after him and were also the banks. Satish and others hatched a plot to carry a robbery and kidnapping in Tamil Nadu. ``Satish even paid supari money to Riyaz and Sarvanam to do robbery but their plan flopped.Then Satish and Riyaz decided to go to Mumbai and commit suicide.

"Satish had planned that if he commits suicide all the problems will end but at the same time Satish said that if he commits suicide his family will not get insurance money and hence decided to make his suicide as murder," said, DCP Shahji Umap.

On January 14, Satish and Riyaz entered the lodge taking care that his face does not come from the CCTV camera. He entered the room and as per plan, Satish cut his wrist after which Riyaz tied his hands with a rope and then he fled away locking the door from outside. Before fleeing, Riyaz took away Rs 4 lakh cash which Satish has promised him. Riyaz also disturb the things in the room to make it appear a robbery.

"Now it is assumed that after Riyaz left, Satish freed his hands and then off the fan and then tied a piece of cloth to the ceiling fan and to this we have found fingerprints of deceased's hands on the fan button as well on the ceiling fan indicating that he himself hanged," said Shahji Umap.

Police said that they will soon convert the IPC sections of 302 to 306 of compelling to commit suicide against all the three accused.

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