The two were in an illicit relationship. (Representational photo)
In a gory case of murder, the blood-soaked body of a 30-year-old woman was found in a hotel room at Dhule in Maharashtra. A 34-year-old rickshaw puller was arrested in the case. The police said that the accused was in an illicit relationship with the woman. He was arrested within hours of the crime being committed in room number 101 of the Rajasthan Lodge in front of the Prabhakar Chitra Mandir in Dhule on February 18.
Given the seriousness of the incident, the police initiated an immediate investigation. A crucial tip-off from a police source helped in the nabbing of the culprit who was identified as Nitin Patil. He was a native of Paldhi village of Dharanagaon taluka of Jalgaon district.
However, cops are currently investigating further in this case as the murder could have been motivated by some other reason as well. More people are being questioned in relation to the sensational murder case.
Moreover, the incident raised some questions on the security system of the lodge, CCTV footages not being available from certain CCTV cameras. Also, the ID proofs of the clients were not examined, making the identification of the victim tough.