A court in Maharashtra’s Thane district on Thursday remanded Manoj Sane, who is accused of killing his live-in partner and dismembering her body to destroy evidence, in judicial custody till July 6.
Sane (56) allegedly killed his 32-year-old live-in partner Saraswati Vaidya and chopped, pressure-cooked and roasted her body parts in their seventh floor rented apartment in Mira Road area of the district earlier this month.
Last week, the court extended till June 22 Sane’s police custody. But at the end of the police remand, he was produced before judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) M D Nanavare, who remanded him in judicial custody till July 6.
The investigating officer also presented the case diary to the court.
The police on June 7 recovered the chopped body parts of Vaidya. It is suspected she was murdered on June 4 after which Sane allegedly stuffed her body parts in buckets, boiled and roasted some of the flesh and also fed it to dogs to dispose of evidence of the crime.
The crime came to light after neighbours complained of a foul smell emanating from the flat of Sane and Vaidya.