Jerrit John takes cops on wild goose chase in Masjid Bunder

"We have to send the team to recover the car," said the officer. The police are also trying to recover a mobile phone that John had allegedly snatched from the victim, Aryanka Hosbetkar, before he threw the chemical on her near her Worli residence.

Police officers said after attacking Hosbetkar, John went to his office at Chuim Village in Khar Danda and erased the CCTV footage there. "John had left Hosbetkar's mobile phone at his office," said an officer.

John allegedly told cops that Hosbetkar had dumped him, and he wanted to get even.

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