Key suspect held in Adnan murder case
Mumbai, Aug 23: The key suspect in the kidnap and murder of 16-year-old Adnan Patrawala is held by the Mumbai police.
Adnan is believed to have strangled by twenty-four-year-old Rajeev Himmatbhai Dhariya, an embroidery designer.
According to the police, money was the sole motive behind Adnan's kidnapping.
Based on current investigations the Orkut link has been ruled out. Mumbai police investigators are now certain that Adnan met his alleged killers off line at a gaming centre in Malad, which he used to go frequent.
The police have also ruled out as a suspect- the mysterious Angel, who Adnan was in regular touch with in Orkut.
Angel's identity is being kept a secret but the police have said Angel may be called upon as a witness.
Search for the absconder
As investigations into the case continue, the police have found out that there were five people involved in the plot. On the day he was kidnapped, four people were in the car with Adnan.
All four have been arrested, while last person is still absconding. Search teams have been sent outside Mumbai to trace the missing accused.
''Investigations are still on. We have an idea of who they are but if we say anything they will be alerted,'' said VK Chaubey, DCP Zone 9.
Based on interrogations with the accused, the police have more details of what the killers did with Adnan's body.
Hid body was stripped after he was strangled and thrown into the marshes. It was covered with bushes so he wouldn't be found for a long time. They were hoping that without his clothes he would not be identified.
The families of the accused meanwhile continue to deny their involvement.
But what is crucial now for the police is the evidence they gather to back these charges.