Mumbai: A young advocate daughter of an IAS couple was today found murdered at her rented flat in Wadala of Central Mumbai, police said. Pallavi Purkayastha (25), whose IAS parents stay in Delhi, was found in a pool of blood at her rented flat on sixteenth floor of Himalayan Heights building this morning by her live-in partner Avik Sengupta (26), also a lawyer by profession,
Police sources said Saajid Pathan, a watchman of the apartment building who has since been arrested, has confessed to the crime, media reports said. Reports said, Pathan, in his mid-20s, has been charged with murder and trespass. The guard has reportedly told the police that he had an altercation with Ms Purkayastha a couple of days ago and was upset with her rude behaviour.
When Avik returned home on Thursday morning he found that the door was slightly opened," he said. According to police, Avik returned home from work at around 5:30 AM and entered the apartment as the door was slightly opened only to find the blood-soaked body of Pallavi with her throat slit, following which he informed the police.