There have been many times when the accused are found to be inspired by Crime shows and in the similar incident of Mumbai where a youth who got tricks from TV crime shows, destroyed all the evidences after committing a horrifying crime.
More than one month after the crime, Police succeeded to identify the accused through forensic science and arrested Sunny Saroj.
A 19-year-old youth inspired from crime shows, vanished all evidences to the best of his knowledge, after sexually harassing and killing a schoolgirl in the western suburbs.
The deceased was a Ist class student who was residing with her grandparents. She was last seen on May 23 while she was playing near a temple. But When she did not return home, her grandparents started looking for her.
They filed a complaint of kidnapping following which Search parties were sent and around 12.40am (May 24) the girl’s body was recovered from a mattress in bushes near the creek. A forensic team visited the crime spot and collected samples. Then police started investigation.
“We rounded up 68 people and narrowed down to two suspects, including Saroj. From his evasive answers, we suspected his involvement in the crime. But we needed strong evidence to back us as there was no eyewitness,” said senior inspector Milind Khetle of the Malwani police.
“We took the samples of only two–Saroj and the other suspect. After Saroj’s medical examination, we were quite sure we were on the right track. But we did not want him to know or else he would have fled,” said an official.
“On July 5, we received lab reports stating that the samples found on the victim’s clothes had matched perfectly with Saroj’s blood,” said an official.
Saroj who hails from UP had been brought to Mumbai by a Malad family to work as their domestic help. He also worked at a cowshed.
However Saroj told the police that his intention was not to kill the girl. “She couldn’t survive repeated sexual assault. Saroj washed her body and wrapped it in an old mattress. From crime shows he knew how the police look for evidence and how they track down culprits. He tried his best to destroy all possible evidence,” said an official.