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While the police are likely to come out with details later in the day, according to information reaching the victim’s family in Machilipatnam in Andhra Pradesh, a habitual criminal from Nashik was arrested for the rape and murder.
Esther went missing after arriving at the LTT railway station in Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores Mumbai from her hometown Jan 5. Her decomposed body was found in Kanjurmarg in Vikhroli Jan 16.
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) questioned the suspect at Kurla police station after they reportedly established that he was the man seen walking with Esther in the CCTV footage from the railway station. A man in white shirt and jeans is seen carrying her luggage.
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Esther’s family, however, said they would believe the police version only after they recover her laptop, bag and other belon Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Stores gings from the suspect.
“Our relatives are meeting police officers in Mumbai to know the details. Police have to recover the laptop and bag from the man and then only we will be convinced that he is the culprit,” Esther’s father Surendra Prasad said in Machilipatnam.
There is still no clarity as to who Esther was speaking to.
Surendra Prasad had told police that she made the last phone call on the night of Jan 4 when the Visakhapatnam Mumbai LTT Express, which she had boarded at Vijayawada, reached Pune.