Man who killed mother admits to murdering wife as well

A 26-year-old Dombivali resident, arrested two days ago for allegedly murdering his mother in a fit of rage, on Monday confessed to killing his wife as well.

Dombivali police said accused Roshan Ghorpadem, a driver, used to stay with his mother Rekha (50), wife Sanjana (25) and brother Nilesh (24) in Dombivali (east). Police said Roshan married Sanjana eight months ago. Sanjana and Rekha could not see eye-to-eye, they said.

On Friday evening, while he was at work, Sanjana called him saying that she was fed up with frequent arguments with her mother-in-law and was going to her parents' home. A furious Roshan reached home and confronted his mother, which led to an argument between them. Roshan picked up a grinding stone and bashed Rekha's head, killing her. He then left the house and later surrendered to the police.

"Roshan had earlier said Sanjana was at her parents' home. However, we did not find her there. We interrogated him further, and he confessed that he met her soon after killing Rekha and killed her as well. We found Sanjana's body near a secluded ground between Dombivli and Thakurli," said assistant commissioner of police Rajan Ghule, Dombivali division.

Roshan told the police that after killing his mother, he tried calling Sanjana over 60 times but she did not answer. When he tried again, her phone was busy, police said. This angered him further and he kept calling her till he got through and told Sanjana to meet him near the ground.

"Roshan told Sanjana that he had killed Rekha, and he needed money to flee. She refused to help him. Enraged, Roshan strangled her and smashed her face with a stone beyond recognition," said inspector S P Satav.

Family dispute

Roshan's wife Sanjana and mother Rekha could not see eye-to-eye

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