Mumbai Police produced Manish Thakur, 28, accused in the murder of TCS employee Koushambi Layek, before a metropolitan magistrate at Andheri yesterday. The court sent manish to police remand till May 28.
Manish, wearing a green T-shirt and jeans, was looking nervous when he was produced before the magistrate.
There was no lawyer present to defend Thakur in the court. Later, he was sent to the Andheri general lock-up. Sanjeev Thajur, Manish’s brother, was there with him and tried to speak to Thakur.
Earlier, Kaushambi Layek, 24, a native of Dumka (Jharkhand), was found murdered, as there was two bullet injuries found in her body. Her body was found in Sun-and-Sheel Hotel, Mumbai on last Monday.
According to the police, Manish had gone to Vasco, Goa, after the incident. The investigating team contacted INS Kunjali, where Manish works on a trainee sailor position in the naval aeronautical wing.
Later, police arrested Manish from INS Hansa in Goa where he had gone for advanced training. Thakur has been booked for murder, besides sections 3, 25 and 27 of the Arms Act.
The police report said that there is a possibility of a scuffle between Layek and Thakur before the murder. There were multiple injuries found on Layek’s body and some injuries also found on Manish’s right hand also.
The bed was splattered with blood and there was a red streak on the opposite wall too in the hotel room.
Police found three SIM cards and a telephone diary from the room during the search. A vest of Southern Naval Command, some clothes, allegedly belonging to Thakur, were also found in the room.
Police are also probing if there were any accomplices in the room at the time of murder and real motive behind the murder.