Police in Maharashtra have detained popular TV actress Devoleena Bhattacharjee after a decomposed body of a diamond trader from Ghatkopar was found in a forest of Raigad district. Cops have also arrested a former of a Maharashtra minister and a suspended policeman in connection with the murder.
57-year-old diamond trader Rajeshwar Udani was reported to have gone missing on 28 November. , had gone missing on November 28. Police found his decomposed body from a forest on Friday. Those arrested include one Sachin Pawar, who served as a PA for Maharashtra minister Prakash Mehta, and a suspended cop Dinesh Pawar. Pawar was also arrested in a rape case.
Police have not clarified the role played by Devoleena Bhattacharjee, who shot to fame dfrom hit TV series Saath Nibhana Sathiya, where she played the character of Gopi Bahu. She had replaced Giaa Manek, who was earlier playing the role of Gopi Bahu in the daily soap.
Cops, according to NDTV, have hinted that more women from the entertainment industry may be summoned for questioning. Some reports suggested that Udani frequently visited some pubs in Mumbai and was in touch with several women from the glamour industry. Laxmi Gautam, Additional Commissioner of of Mumbai Police was quoted by news agency ANI, “On the basis of investigation Sachin Pawar was arrested&Dinesh Pawar who was arrested on December 7 in another case was also named in this case. Search underway for other accused.”
Meanwhile, police have already questioned nearly two dozen people and are actively looking for the vehicle, which was used to pick up the Udani on the fateful night.
Devoleena’s last social media post was on Instragram, two days ago, when she posted a photo of her with a caption, “And when you know you are on the right path… #traveller #travel #assamdiaries #devoleena #travelgram #lovewhatyoudo #grateful.”