Rating ::: 5 stars (* * * * *)………….Based on a real life true story. A married man murders his girlfriend. Inspired by film Drishyam stuffs her body in a drum. Fills it with wet concrete cement so that the rotting body’s foul smell does not emanate from the drum. Then throws the drum in a secluded place.
This is a sensational murder case which starts actually as a search for a married woman who leaves her home and walks away from her alcoholic husband and irresponsible grown up son. As the search for her intensifies, it turns out to be a case of murder in reality. The body has not been found in reality but the cops suspect she has been murdered, as the suspect keeps giving evasive & contradictory answers. The killer has so cleverly disposed of the body in a no man’s land somewhere far away from civilization, making it difficult for anyone to find the body.
Content writer ::: Ravikanth K.A., below content written on 19th Oct 2017
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The police are wondering if Deepesh was the other man in Kavitha’s life and if he was trying to mislead them. Did she really disappear from the temple place she was visiting along with him or was he telling only half of the story, they wonder.
Ravi too has the same thoughts crossing his mind. He calls Suraj who had recommended Kavitha to his friend Deepesh for the job. He asks Suraj if they were both having an affair. Suraj tells him he does not know anything about it and that he knew her only professionally, nothing about her personal life.
Deepesh’s wife gets serious with him now and starts to ask him questions.
She asks him for confirmation that he went to Ganapathi Pule on 9th July night. She tells him the cops were asking her if she knew that he had gone there on 9th July. He tells her not to make a mountain out of a molehill and that it was just a routine enquiry by the police since Kavitha was missing.
The cops reach the lodge where they had stayed that night and the next day. They ask the receptionist if he had indeed stayed there as per his statements. The receptionist confirms it to be true by producing the hotel register. She also confirms that on 10th July, he was looking very tense and had come running asking if Kavitha had come back to the lodge since she was missing at the beach with him.
The police go to the beach and ask several people. A tender coconut vendor confirms to them that Deepesh was looking very worried and had come running to him asking him if he had seen the lady who was with him anywhere nearby as she was missing.
All circumstantial evidences suggest that whatever Deepesh had told them was true since the eyewitness statements were matching with his statements as per his narration of the story. They conclude that Kavitha decided to disappear with no trace after reaching Ganapathi Pule and she vanished from there since it was her native place. When they communicate this to Ravi, her husband, he refuses to believe it and sticks to his belief that something might have happened to her. He tells them that she could never leave her family and go away. He tells them Deepesh has a hand in her disappearance.
The police are dumbstruck with his firm belief. They decide to close the case here, concluding that a grown up woman decided to set up her life anonymously somewhere else leaving no trace behind her, as she was frustrated with her husband and son.
Ravi moves on in life. The change in him as a responsible man continues to grow as days pass by. Ajay too takes up life more seriously and does a responsible job at work. They both were missing Kavitha very badly but they could not do anything about it, although they strongly and deeply felt they were responsible for all the mess in their life and Kavitha’s disappearance.
The investigating officer wonders why Kavitha had the need to send a second message on 10th July, the 2nd day of her disappearance. What was the need to send the same kind of message reiterating the same message? Surely, there should be something fishy, he felt.
With no new information or clues, the case gets closed but only for a few months.
A couple of months later, the case suddenly takes a new turn with new breakthrough. It is Jan 2016 now and the scene shifts to a different police station in Maharashtra.
From the mortuary, they get information of an unidentified body being found which matches with the description of Kavitha. The body was found by a police station of a different jurisdiction on 29th July. The police of that station had found the body in an abandoned dilapidated building. As is the procedure, they had preserved the belongings like clothes, chain etc. found on the body. The post mortem report says death had occurred more than a week ago, sometime around 21st July. It also says the wind pipe was choked and the skull had multiple fractures. Death had obviously occurred due to a brutal assault or by strangulation.
The missing complaint of Kavitha was lodged by the police, upon insistence by Ravi, on 21st July.
Ravi and Ajay are shown the evidence of the saree and the chain. They recognize it as Kavitha’s and are heart broken to learn of her death.
The police now have a murder case in their hands to continue with their probe and the whole investigation takes a new direction. Ravi, Kavitha’s husband, again emphasizes that he suspects Deepesh has a hand in the murder and everything he has said is a white lie. He tells the cops to thoroughly investigate Deepesh’s probable involvement in the murder.
Deepesh gets a call from the police and freezes upon hearing that they have found Kavitha’s body. His wife who sees him in shock, asks him why he is so tense. He suffers a mild cardiac arrest and is rushed to hospital by his wife. The police rush to interrogate him in the hospital.
Although as per Deepesh’s statement, Kavitha went missing from Ganapathi Pule, her body was in fact found in Panvel.
The police now wonder, is it not possible that Ravi got to know that Kavitha went away with Deepesh and Ravi got to know about it. He found out her whereabouts and somehow managed to reach her, kill her and then dumped her body in Panvel, then acting innocent, filed an FIR with them?
The police do not want to rule out any possibilities – neither Ravi’s involvement nor Deepesh’s nor some other unknown suspect’s. At the same time, they also wonder, how could Ravi kill his wife, since he did not in fact, even know where she was working and what was the name of the company where she was working.
A case that started as no case at all slowly got converted into a missing person’s case which eventually now, after the post mortem report, got converted into a murder case was very intriguing for the police. Despite all the developments, it was still far from closure. Many questions yet remained unanswered. Who killed Kavitha? Why was she killed? What was the motive? Where and when was she killed?
Deepesh is taken into custody after he is released from the hospital. Interrogation begins. This time, it is very intense and very serious.
Deepesh continues to act innocent and tries to convince the police that he was just being a duty conscious citizen and trying to help a woman in distress. That’s all was what was his fault, he tells them, for which he was suffering now. Someone ended up killing her somewhere with which he had no connection.
3 days of intense interrogation does not make him change his statement. He sticks to his guns rock solid.
The police now start working on a different theory. Was it not possible that Kavitha never went to Ganapathi Pule with Deepesh but that only her mobile phone went with him and Deepesh was always all alone in that place? Was it not possible that it was all a concocted cooked up fake story narrated by him and in reality, she was actually in Mumbai itself, perhaps already dead, when he left all alone for Ganapathi Pule just to create fake eye witnesses?
Deepesh’s wife is deep in shock seeing her husband in the lock up. She comes to visit him. He continues to proclaim his innocence and tells her that he would soon be exonerated and it was just a mistake by the police. He tells her it is just a matter of time before he would be safe back home.
The cops go back to the lodge and check with the receptionist again. She tells them that he had the IDs of both, his and the woman’s both in his hands which he produced to them and hence the hotel never bothered to check if they were indeed 2 persons or not. He also ordered for 2 cups of tea at the same time for which the hotel had the bills with them. The cops are convinced that this is not enough proof that there were indeed 2 persons in the room.
The tender coconut seller also confirms again that he never saw any woman with the man but only remembers that he had indeed come frantically asking if he saw his woman anywhere nearby, after her supposed disappearance.
The police beat up Deepesh in the lock up to extract a confession from him. But suddenly, a human rights activist cum lawyer dramatically rushes in threatening to file a case against the cops for using third degree methods and torture on a suspect. Deepesh is very happy that someone has come to his rescue. The activist lawyer tells him that his wife has hired him for his defense and to get him released from the lockup. On hearing this, Deepesh’s eyes light up.
He thus takes him into confidence and Deepesh starts to open up. The lawyer tells him the police have collected video footage from a CCTV camera from a highway Toll through which he passed on the night of 9th July in which it can be clearly seen that he is all alone in the car and not with Kavitha.
This is the strongest evidence the police have against him, he tells the suspect, his client. So, chances are bleak that he can get out easily because he had himself told the cops that both of them travelled in the night by his car on that night. When the lawyer tells him that he can help Deepesh only if he tells him all the facts, he starts revealing all the facts to him. Slowly, Deepesh starts to trust the activist lawyer and tells him it is impossible that the cops have some footage since he actually in reality never went by car and had planned everything in advance in a fool proof manner.
He narrates as below to the lawyer.
He has actually travelled by bus knowing fully well that there are no cameras in buses. He had carried Kavitha’s mobile as well as her Aadhaar card copy too, which he submitted in the lodge when he checked in. The lawyer expresses surprise at this when Deepesh tells him that Kavitha never went to Ganapathi Pule with him.
When she joined his company as an employee, he had no intention of having any relationship with her. He was aware of the domestic problems she was having at home and was her sympathizer but slowly, they became close. The more she used to share her pain with him, the more closer they became. He was her emotional pillar of support. He felt she was hungry for love and care and he got sucked deeper and deeper into her arms. He started liking her with each passing day, as his love for her started to work like magic on her wounds.
He soon realized that it could not be a permanent relationship as he had his own wife and a teenage daughter who were his life and love. He was not aware if Kavitha wanted him to leave his family for her but he knew that she wanted to get away from her family. He also knew that she found in him an opportunity and an exit path towards that destination.
One day, she directly asks him if he would marry her. His refusal shocks and pains her but she had become a habit for him. She too needed him. The relationship continued despite his refusal for marriage. Her demands and desires started to escalate and fun for Deepesh started to become a pain and punishment for him, he realized.
He felt she was bringing her life’s hell into his happily married life and he decided to put a stop to it. He watches a Bollywood movie with her in which the protagonist who is a common man converts a white lie into a huge believable truth. While Deepesh notices this negative aspect in the movie, Kavitha notices the positive aspect in the movie – the length to which a man goes to protect and keep his family together by covering up a murder. She directly asks him if they too could have a happy united family together.
Deepesh senses what is in her mind and fears she will go too far to keep him for herself. He decides to put an end to everything. He wanted her to go away from his life. He felt he had had enough fun with her.
Kavitha was seeing her destination in him but Deepesh was seeing his destruction in her.
Late in the evening on 9th July, all the workers had left for the day and they were both left alone in the office. Kavitha walks into his cabin and has a fight with him when he says he is just her sympathizer and nothing else, despite all the relationship they had for the past few months. He tells her it was his mistake and madness that he had a relationship with her which now has become a burden on him.
He tells her she wants to leave her family because she is unhappy with her family whereas he is very happy with his family. He tells her she has to search for her happiness and destination elsewhere but not with him, not in him. She tells him he was only interested in going to bed with her. She accuses him of cheating her, misusing her.
He argues and tells her that he cannot push his wife into a hell hole by marrying her to which Kavitha retorts and says why he never bothered about his wife when he went to bed so many times with her.
She threatens to meet his wife and bare all, reveal everything to her about how she had kept him happy in the bed for such a long time which the wife could not do. Deepesh loses his temper and hits Kavitha.
She threatens him that she would destroy his life too when he tells her that hers was a ruined life even before he started a relationship with her. In a fit of rage, he hits her on the head with a hard object. Kavitha faints. Deepesh strangulates her to death.
He then calls his pickup driver and takes his help to load a heavy drum on to the vehicle. Saying that it is an urgent and important outstation delivery, late in the night, goes along with the driver till Panvel and offloads the drum. He tells the driver to go back home alone, saying he will wait there on the street for the party to pick up the drum.
He dumps the body and the drum in the bushes, away from the road side, goes back to office, cleans the floor and walls of all the blood. He sends a message to Kavitha’s husband from her mobile saying she has left the house for good. He then switches off her mobile. Taking Kavitha’s bag, mobile, her ID papers, he leaves for Ganapathi Pule. From this new place, next morning, he again sends a similar message to her family saying she would not be returning home and then immediately switches off the mobile again, to make the police believe that Kavitha was indeed in Ganapathi Pule along with her mobile.
He proudly tells all the above to the lawyer in his lock up, that he had preplanned everything to the minutest detail, since he knew the cops would visit Ganapathi Pule to investigate and verify his statements.
The cops interrogate Deepesh’s driver now and get the details of when and where the drum was offloaded by him along with Deepesh. They take him to the spot where he dropped him off.
The following day, Deepesh’s wife visits him in the lockup. He excitedly tells her that her lawyer had met him and is arranging for his release and bail. His wife expresses shock and tells him that she knows no lawyer and has not hired anyone for his defense. Just as Deepesh is wondering who it could be then if not the lawyer as claimed by him, the investigating officer appears and tells him that he is a constable in their department. Deepesh is dumbstruck to learn that he has been cheated and he has told all the truth to the police’s own man, believing him to be his defense lawyer. He knows now he is trapped.
With his wife watching and him behind bars, the officer tells him that his place is only behind bars, despite all the detailed planning done by him for the execution of the murder plan. His wife cannot believe her ears that her businessman husband is a murderer. She is shattered.
Kavitha left her family under the belief that her future and life with Deepesh would be far better than the hell she was in, with Ravi, her husband. She did not realize that Deepesh was using her for his own selfish ends and had his own ulterior objectives hiding behind his sympathizer’s mask. The moment he realized she could be a threat to his happy married life, he killed her brutally. Knowing these facts, Ravi and Ajay are left with nothing but shock, disbelief and remorse, as they felt they themselves were responsible for her plight.
Kavitha should have realized that there was a limit to which Deepesh could help her or extend some support to her. She should not have trusted him completely and blindly. True that she was looking for an escape route from her hellish life but the path she chose was not practical since the man she chose, already had his own family.
Every man has to find solutions for his own problems in life. He has the right and responsibility upon himself to find his destination and freedom to live life the way he wishes but he cannot force his desires on someone for his personal benefit.
Kavitha senselessly lost her life and Deepesh unnecessarily walked on the road to crime that eventually led to his incarceration.
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Turbhe cops crack the case of woman’s body in cement drum dumped in Mahape nullah after 7 months
Man admits to ‘Drishyam’ style murder
A 42-year-old man who allegedly killed his girlfriend and disposed off her body after being inspired Bollywood flick Drishyam has confessed to his crime, the police said.
A 42-year-old man who allegedly killed his girlfriend and disposed off her body after being inspired Bollywood flick Drishyam has confessed to his crime, the police said.
Vikas Mhatre, the accused, allegedly killed 48-year-old Sunita Ahire and just as portrayed in the movie, hid her body and tried to create alibis by visiting several places and trying to gather witnesses who he thought would later corroborate his claims.
However, the police nabbed him within six months of the crime taking place.
On June 24, 2015 Navi Mumbai police found the decomposed body of a woman at Mahape area. The body, which was buried near the roadside, was discovered after two days of heavy rain. Upon finding the body’s hands tied up with a nylon rope, the police concluded it must be a murder and started investigation. The postmortem revealed the woman had sustained head injury as well as fractures in her jaws.
The police said, “After three months when we did not get any clue of the case we printed posters of the dead body and the things we receovered around it and distributed it in all over Mumbai. In December, the Ghatkopar police told us one lady had been missing from Ghatkopar from June 3 and till then they hadn’t got any details on it. We called her family, who identified the body.”
Meanwhile, Sunita Ahire had gone missing on Jun 3, 2015. Sunita, was living with her husband and has three children, who are all married. “As her husband is an alcoholic, Sunita had to earn to take care of the family. She took up a job under Mhatre, who was in the business of making plastic visors Diva. They then fell in love with each other,” they added.
Sunita left her home on June 3 and went to Mhatre’s Diva flat to live with her lover. Police said, “Mhatre did not like Sunita’s decision and they had an argument. Then Mhatre strangulated Sunita with a plastic wire and killed her. Later, he kept the body in a big plastic drum for two days. After smell started emanating from the body he poured cement in the drum and sealed it. When he came to know that Ghatkopar police interrogating his friend Ghadi and they would call him too, he took Sunita’s mobile phone and went to Shirdi, then Sinnar and specifically stayed at one hotel by mentioning the names of Sunita and him. He spent a long time in a temple, telling the priest there he was waiting for Sunita, so that the priest would later tell the police he had been waiting for Sunita.”
After he returned to Mumbai, he took the drum to a place near Mahape and buried her body. Mhatre confessed to his crime on January 10.
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Inspired by film, Diva man murders lover
In a shocking incident, a 42-year-old man plotted the murder of a woman after being inspired by the movie ‘Drishyam’ starring Ajay Devgn and Tabu. Her body was found in a sewerage near Kalyan-Shilphata road in Mahape on June 22, 2015. However, Vikas Mhatre’s seven-month run finally came to an end as he was arrested first by Thane police and later handed over to city police.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Shahaji Umap (zone-1), they had found an unidentified body of a woman in a sewage in Mahape. “We conducted a search assuming it was a case of a missing person. We checked with police stations across Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, Thane and Pune commissionerates, including the rural area of Thane, Raigad Palghar and Pune,” said Umap.
Meanwhile, Ghatkopar police shared a photograph and details of a woman with Rabale MIDC police and identified her as Sunita Prakesh Ahire, 48. According to Ghatkopar police, Ahire went missing on June 2. “During investigation, we also learnt that Ahire’s mobile was showing her location in Sinnar, Nashik. Since we did not have any concrete evidence against Mhatre, we hatched a plan with the help of assistant police inspector Pradeep Sarfara and police naik Prakesh Salunka. They traced the accused, took him into confidence and he spilled the beans,” added Umap.
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Mhatre is a resident of Chimatpada in Andheri and manufactures plastic wire and sells to companies. Since April 2015, he had been running his business from his Diva residence. “Mhatre had been looking for a worker and he was introduced to Ahire by one of their mutual friends, Pravin Dhadi. The duo got into a relationship,” said Umap.
“Ahire had regular fights with her family, so she moved into Mhatre’s flat. On June 3, Ahire permanently shifted to Mhatre’s flat, but Mhatre did not approve of Ahire’s decision. The next afternoon, they had a heated argument and in a fit of rage Mhatre punched the woman on her face. She fell on the floor, so Mhatre strangulated her using a plastic wire,” added Umap.
Mhatre then wrapped her body in a plastic drum and sealed it and kept it in his home. After two days, Mhatre mixed cement in the drum so that there was no foul smell.
When the Ghatkopar police interrogated Dhadi on June 11, they learnt about Mhatre and launched a manhunt. His modus operandi was inspired by the film ‘Drishyam’.
“On June 12, Mhatre travelled to Nashik and was using Ahire’s mobile. There he registered a fake entry in a lodge in her name in Shirdi after checking that no CCTV was installed. The mobile showed that he had travelled from Shirdi, Nashik-Mumbai naka and Sinnar. After reaching Sinnar, he turned the mobile off and returned to Diva,” said the officer.
He disposed of the body in an isolated place on Shilphata-Mahape road and fled. Mhatre has been booked under sections 302 and 201 of the Indian Penal Code with Turbhe MIDC police.
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1. Last year, a 15 year old was kidnapped and murdered. They have confessed that after watching the Tollywood film Oka Romantic Crime Katha, an idea struck to their minds to kidnap someone and make money.
Tue 22 Mar 2016, 20:14:01
The list of movies inspired by real life events might be a long one, but the list of crimes that take inspiration from the celluloid is, surprisingly, a larger one! The recent kidnap and murder of 15-year-old Abhay Modhani, who was abducted from the Ghode ki kabar area, also had a Tollywood connection.
The abductors confessed to having been inspired by Oka Romantic Crime Katha.
Hyderabad Times takes a look at how criminals have taken inspiration from films.DonIn July 2015, a 13-year-old school-goer, Nilesh Tiwari was murdered by two seniors from school in the Nalasopara area of Mumbai.
On interrogation, it was learnt that the kids were hugely inspired Nagarjuna’s movie Don! The juveniles had watched the dubbed version of the film multiple times on TV and aspired to become local dadas, much like the underworld kingpins in the film.
The two had a history of terrorising other kids on their short-lived journey to dadagiri.
Curiously, the boys were more inspired by Kelly Dorjee’s malicious act rather than Nag’s portrayal of the ‘good’ don.BusinessmanMahesh Babu’s character Vijay Surya had both a good side as well as a grey side in Businessman, but aspiring criminals seemed to take inspiration from the latter.
National Crime Bureau’s survey in 2012 revealed that of around 2,11,256 criminals arrested that year, nearly 85% of them were youngsters from urban areas, yearning for a lavish living.
And the interesting revelation came when the police said that Businessman was cited as an inspiration by many.
“Crime rate has increased post the release of Mahesh’s Businessman,” claimed a cop.
This film inspired the Kochi blackmail case, where two women, Ruksana and Bindiya, would honeytrap NRI businessmen, capture them in compromising positions on hidden cameras and blackmail them.
The voice changing software Trisha uses to fool Venkatesh in Bodyguard, was used by these women when they had to blackmail the businessmen.
Before being caught, the duo left their phone in a KSRTC bus to mislead the cops, while they themselves travelled to Trivandrum, just like in Drushyam.
Oka Romantic Crime KathaThe plot of this film which revolves around youngsters who make money snatching chains and kidnapping people, has inspired a slew of crimes, the latest one being the murder of a 15-year-old boy, Abhay Modhani, who was kidnapped for ransom.
His kidnappers, all aged between 20 and 23, confessed to being inspired by the kidnapping scene in Oka Romantic Crime Katha, after watching which, they plotted to abduct Abhay.
In fact, right after this film released, nearly 26 chain snatching cases were registered in the vicinity of Warangal alone! The girls in the movie are seen covering their faces with a scarf while perpetrating these crimes — something that many women as a cue to make quick money.
An instance was reported where two girls with veiled faces entered a grocery shop, asked for a packet of chilli powder, which they used to blind the shopkeeper, before running away with Rs 50,000.
Inspired by the kidnap plot in Ajay Devgn-starrer Singham, a man targeted a businessman in the Maharashtrian city of Bhayandar, and threatened to kidnap and kill his five-year-old son.
However, his plan went kaput when the local Crime Branch — the Kashimira unit — caught the man, identified as Harish Mohan Purohit, red-handed when he came to collect the second instalment of the ransom Rs 10 lakh, which was negotiated from the initial demand of Rs 10 crore! The plan of the accused was just like the sequence in Singham, where the victim is directed to place the ransom amount in the car’s trunk.
Drushyam, first made in Malayalam, is one film that has been quite inspirational, courtesy the remakes in at least five other languages, including Telugu, starring Venkatesh.
The number of crimes inspired by the film are many, but the murder of Sunita Ahire by boyfriend Vikas Mhatre had the most similarities to the film.
Vikas killed Sunita, hid the body and tried to create alibis by visiting multiple places gathering witnesses, who he thought would later corroborate his claims.
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