Mumbai cops smash slab at brothel owner's house, find her husband's skeleton

Mumbai cops smash slab at brothel owner's house, find her husband's skeleton

Thirteen years after a Boisar woman allegedly killed her husband and buried the body in the septic tank at home, police stumbled upon his skeleton while conducting a raid at her place that doubled as a brothel.

On Sunday, police arrested a woman for running a brothel. After murdering her husband, Bharti had dumped his body in the septic tank of her house.

Kiran Kabadi, Senior Inspector, Palghar police station, said, "Savita Bharati killed her husband Sahdev in 2004, when he caught her in a compromising position with her lover Kamlesh". It has been send for forensic examination to confirm if it is Sahdev's, said a police officer.

Police have not arrested Sarita for murder as they are still investigating the prostitution racket.

The Boisar MIDC police also said that accused Sarita had recently murdered one of her Bengali customers, as he was carrying Rs1 lakh with him.

Sarita and her accomplice, Ashish Kamlesh (43), were booked under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act.

Savita Bharati has two children and, on Thursday, she will be produced before Palghar Court. "They covered the tank with cement".

He added that when neighbours and family members would ask her about Sahdev, Sarita told them that he had left Mumbai to look for a job but did not return. The police dug out the skeleton Wednesday and sent it for a post-mortem and DNA tests.

Police said Sarita practices black magic and murdered a third person as a human sacrifice. "There is also the possibility that after killing the other two victims, she threw the bodies somewhere else or buried them". "We will also question her son Sandesh, 25, who is a tempo driver in Palghar", he added.