Pune, 15th June 2021: A woman was found murdered near a hotel in Khalad village on Saswad-Jejuri Road around 7 am today. 35 km away, the body of a five-year-old boy was found close to Dari Pul near Katraj in the evening.
While officials from Pune rural police and Pune city police were looking for clues, a relative of the deceased while searching for them traced their rented car near City Pride Theatre on Pune-Satara Road around 6 pm.
According to police, the deceased has been identified as Aliya Abid Sheikh and her son Ayan. Abid, who worked as a branch manager with an insurance company, is missing. The family hailed from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh and resided here in Brooklyn-Pride World City near Lohegaon.
As per the preliminary investigation, the family had rented a car on 11th June for going on a picnic. Later Abid extended the rent period of the car. They had the last contact with family in Vidisha around 9 pm on Monday. The family was told that they will reach home within half an hour. However, since today morning their phone was out of network.
The car company officials had reached the housing society. Meanwhile, Abid’s family had also contacted society. When they came to know that car company officials were also there, the family reached out to their relative in Pune to trace Abid and others.
The car was parked near City Pride around 1.15 am Tuesday. There were blood marks inside the car. The relative and car company officials had reached there around 6 pm based on GPS location. They contacted the police and later the murder was established.
Police said that Ayan was strangled to death and has some injury marks on body, while Aliya was killed with a sharp weapon. Police said that the family had visited their housing society on Monday and there was some argument with security staff as the car was parked at the wrong place. Police are scanning footage of CCTVs of various locations.
Officials from Pune city police, rural police and their Crime Branch units are probing the murder cases. Police said Abid is still missing.