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Prime suspect in Mumbai double murder case detained

File photo of artist Hema Upadhyay

Lucknow : The prime suspect in the Mumbai double murder case of well-known painter Hema Upadhaya and her lawyer was today detained by Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force in Varanasi, a senior officer said here.

“Mumbai police shared some information on the basis of which Shiv Kumar alias Sadhu Rajbhar, a resident of Badagaon, Varanasi, has been detained by UP STF,” IG (law and order) A Satish Ganesh told reporters here.

He said documents related to the victims were recovered from the possession of Shiv Kumar who has been taken into custody.

“He will be handed over to Mumbai police team which has already arrived here. The Mumbai police will probably produce him in court tomorrow,” the IG said.

Ganesh said details of the case would be shared by Mumbai police which was investigating the matter.

Police are also ascertaining whether Kumar was the last person to call Hema.

Three suspects were yesterday detained in Mumbai in connection with the case.

The bodies of Hema and her lawyer Harish Bhambhani were found packed inside cardboard boxes lying near a drain in suburban Mumbai on Saturday.

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