The Juhu police on Wednesday arrested the 40-year-old man who allegedly killed his 74-year-old mother, packed her body in a four-foot box and dumped it, said sources. It was the suspicion of her second son, who lives in the US, that led to Sachin Kapoor*s arrest. The cops are searching both the forest and the creek in Navi Mumbai for Veena Kapoor*s body, as Sachin is misleading them about the exact location.
Sachin told the cops that he killed his mother on Tuesday night, said sources. They added that the CCTV cameras at the Kalpataru Solitaire in Juhu, where Veena Govardhandas Kapoor and Sachin lived, captured the events. The footage also helped the cops confirm how he disposed of the body.
Police rushed to the society and examined the CCTV cameras. They spotted Sachin carrying what looked like a 4-foot-long box on a wheelchair. The cops searched for him everywhere, only to find later that he had locked himself inside a room in their flat, sources said.
Cops broke the door and caught him. During the interrogation, Sachin told them that he strangled his mother, then packed her body in the box and threw it into the creek in Navi Mumbai. Later, he claimed to have dumped the body in a forest area of Navi Mumbai.
Around Wednesday afternoon, the Juhu police and their Navi Mumbai counterparts launched the search in the creek, and extended it to the forest area. However, they could not find the body.