Ashish Ukani arrested by Kashimira police
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Man killed wife: Probing section 420 case Kashimira police solved murder case

Mira Bhayandar Vasai Virar Police investigating a credit card cheating case involving a couple under Kashimira police jurisdiction ended upon solving a murder case. The accused told police that he had killed the co-accused and his wife last October. They fought over the financial issue before he killed her.

How the murder foiled

Ashish Ukani (35) and Nikita Ukani (34) are accused of siphoning off Rs 15.65 lakh of a person in December last year. Police have registered a case on 15th December 2019.

The complainant Litesh Shethe’s company had provided four credit card swapping machines to Maitri Online Pvt Ltd Company. Ashish Ukani and Nikita Doshi (Ukani) were directors of the company Maitri. They used one Shobhit Kumar’s credit card and swindled Rs 15 lakh from the bank. However, Ashish and Nikita were absconding several weeks before a case was lodged for the credit card fraud.

Both Ashish and Nikita fled to Surat, Gujarat after the fraud. They started living in Surat.

Through the technical surveillance Police recently found that the couple was at Surat in Gujarat. “We managed to arrest Ashish on October 11. When we questioned him about the whereabouts of Nikita, he confessed that he killed her after an argument over money on October 14 last year,” said Vijaykant Sagar, Deputy Commissioner of Police, MBVV Police.

How accused killed her

“Accused Ashish took Nikita to his hometown Selana, in Amreli on 15/10/20. From night 2 am till dawn they drank alcohol in a field there. Nikita and Ashish argued over money. In a fit of rage, he pushed Nikita into a well in the field, where she died,” said S Jaykumar, Additional Commissioner, MBVV Police.   

However, the accused brought a rope from the village tied her body and pulled her dead body out of the well. Then, he dug a pit in the field and buried her corpse in it, Ashish told police.

The MBVV Commissioner Sadanand Date formed a team to investigate Ashish claim. Personnel from Kashimira police along with Ukani then left for Gujarat and found Nikita’s body buried in the ground. They took the magistrate, forensic expert, tribunal and local police at the place where he had buried Nikita.

Sanjay Hazare, Sr. PI, Kashimira Police, said, “In presence of a magistrate, police exhumed the skeleton of Nikita.” 

Police arrested Ashish on a charge of fraud. However, “Kashimira Police has arrested the accused on Saturday after he took the MBVV Police to the exact spot where he killed his wife. Police have sent the skeleton to the Forensic Science Laboratory for further tests. The Vanda Police in Amreli has registered a murder case against the accused Ashish,” said Hazare.

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