Remains of Jatin-Lalit's missing sister found, murder suspected

Thane, Jan 29 (IANS) 49 days after her disappearance, police in Navi Mumbai have recovered remains suspected to be of Sandhya Singh, the missing sister of music composers Jatin and Lalit Pandit and yesteryear actresses Sulakshna and Vijeta. Her brother Lalit said the remains were identified by some jewellery found with them.

Sandhya, 50, was missing since Dec 13 from her residence in the NRI Colony at Seawoods Estate here.

Though police are tightlipped about the cause of death, they suspect murder for robbery and the remains have been sent for forensic tests and autopsy.

Sandhya's husband, Indore-based Customs & Central Excise Commissioner Jaiprakash Singh had lodged a missing person complaint with the Nerul police in Navi Mumbai and even announced a reward of Rs.50,000 for any information on her.

The remains were found by a 61-year old British geologist and ornithologist M. J. Oates, while taking part in last Sunday's 9th Mumbai Bird Race. He was looking out for birds in the posh Palm Beach Road when he stumbled across a skull and some bones and informed police.

An official said that when Sandhya left her home Dec 13, she was reportedly carrying jewellery worth around Rs.2.60 million which she planned to deposit in a bank locker.

A friend gave Sandhya a lift to the bank, but she was not heard of since then, the official said.

As time passed, her family continued to hope that she would return safely.

"But that was not meant to be," said Lalit."

Our sister went missing on December 13.She never returned. As the days turned into more than a month, we lost hope. Now her body was recovered from a secluded area near on Palm Beach Road near the Delhi Public school."

"We only knew it was her because of the mangalsutra and the rudraksha and also a cap in her tooth. Otherwise there was no way we could tell whose body parts they were...What our sister must have gone through before she was killed so brutally....

"I wouldn't wish this kind of a gruesome tragedy on any family.We can't begin to describe what we're going through. What harm had our sister done to anyone? If they wanted to rob her of her jewellery why kill her so brutally? What do we tell our sister's children about what happened to their mother?" he added.

--

Did you know that you can get stories like this on the Yahoo mail app?
Download it here.

Yahoo Cricket

Latest News

  • It's the best time to be with Aaradhya: Big B

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan says it is the best time to be with his three-year-old granddaughter Aaradhya, who is a curious child and very mature for her age. Aaradhya is Abhishek and Aishwarya's daughter and the 72-year-old grandfather said that he loves spending time with her. …

  • My son doesn't get affected: Malaika on item songs

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress-producer Malaika Arora, who has changed the dynamics of item songs in Bollywood, says she enjoys dancing and her son doesn't get affected by her work. If he likes the song, he comes up and says that he liked it. "For me, personally I think songs are part of the film and it's fun to be a part of a song but it also depends on how it's going to be publicised and picturised. The term item number may be looked at in a derogatory way in showbiz, but the "Chaiyya …

  • Sonam begins filming Neerja Bhanot biopic

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress Sonam Kapoor has begun shooting for the biopic of Neerja Bhanot, a Pan Am chief purser who was gunned down by terrorists when Flight 73 was hijacked in Karachi in 1986. Sonam feels humbled to be a part of the biopic, which is ace photographer Atul Kasbekar's debut production. Kasbekar wished for good luck for the film and tweeted: "#NeerjaBhanot Her story begins today... Wish us luck." Actors Riteish Deshmukh and Dia Mirza and former Balaji Telefilms CEO Tanuj …

  • Helen is unbelievable on screen: Malaika

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Actress-producer Malaika Arora Khan, also known for her dancing skills, says there is nobody like yesteryear's dancing diva Helen. Asked how she reacts when people compare her to Helen, who is married to the former's father-in-law Salim Khan, Malaika told IANS: "I don't think there is any comparison. She is unbelievable on screen." While Helen remains Malaika's all-time favourite, the latter is also all praise for actress Deepika Padukone. "For me, my favourite is …

  • I'm hungry for roles: Lalu Alex

    Kochi, April 19 (IANS) It's been over three decades since Lalu Alex began to don the grease paint, but the Malayalam actor says he still has "the fire in me and I'm certainly hungry for roles". In his long cinematic career, he has featured in more than 300 films like "Ee Nadu", "Padheyam", "Chronic Bachelor" and "How Old Are You". …

  • Nikita lands special song in 'Paayam Puli'

    Chennai, April 19 (IANS) Kannada actress Nikita Thukral has been roped in for a special folk number in Vishal Krishna Reddy-starrer Tamil actioner "Paayam Puli". …

  • 'XXX' planned with fresh talent: Ken Ghosh

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Filmmaker Ken Ghosh has rubbished rumours that he asked actor Shahid Kapoor to star in his upcoming film "XXX" saying the plan was always to cast "fresh young talent". …

  • Happy birthday, B-town wishes Arshad Warsi

    Mumbai, April 19 (IANS) Arshad Warsi turned 47 on Sunday and Bollywood celebrities like Jackky Bhagnani and Sonu Sood showered the actor with birthday wishes. …

Loading...