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Mira Road murder: Sister breaks down on seeing pictures of victim's long hair

Mumbai: One of the sisters of 32-year-old Saraswati Vaidya who was allegedly killed and chopped into pieces by her 56-year-old live-in partner Manoj Sane got emotional after seeing a photograph of Vaidya's long hair that the accused had cut and kept on the kitchen platform in their flat.
According to Mira-Bhayandar, Vasai-Virar Police broke down while recording her statement. During their investigation into Vaidya's death, police found out that Vaidya has four sisters and three of them recorded their statements with the police. Vaidya's sisters confronted accused Manoj Sane for the first time after Vaidya's murder and police said they were all furious and urged the police to make such a strong case that he gets the strictest punishment.
One of the sisters after seeing a photograph of Vaidya's long hair broke down and recalled that Vaidya used to love her long hair, police said.
During the course of the investigation as police scanned Sane's mobile they found that the accused used to watch porn on a regular basis and had jotted down some porn sites names on a paper which was also recovered by the police.
Police said that they will soon interrogate Manoj Sane by him making him sit in front of Vaidya sisters and cross-examination of his answers will be done. Police officials said that the accused was being questioned for several hours daily, but he kept changing his statements.
Police said that after allegedly murdering Vaidya, Sane had taken pictures of the body and also did many Google searches to find out how to dispose of the body.
The accused has made Google searches to gather information about what should be done to avoid the foul smell coming from a dead body and brought five bottles of Nilgiri oil from a shop in his area.
On June 4, after the murder, the accused had bought an electric wood cutter (tree cutter) from a local hardware shop, which he used in chopping down the body parts. The chain of this saw had come off during use, after that he took it to for repair at the same shop from where he had bought it. As Sane cleaned the cutter completely no one got any clue of what work he was using the machine.
Police said it will sending DNA samples of deceased Saraswati Vaidya and her close relatives to the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) today.
As the accused has accepted that he married Saraswati Vaidya in a temple in Borivali police are trying to verify the location of the temple and the priest who got them married. Along with this, the police will be looking for any other witnesses of their marriage.
It has come to light that the couple had hidden their marriage from their acquaintances because of their age difference. Manoj Sane had been staying with Vaidya in the rental flat in the Akashganga building in Mira Road area over the past three years. (ANI)

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