recovered from the grounds of the luxury Indian farmhouse of Bollywood
actress Laila Khan, police in Mumbai have said. Miss Khan, her mother Saleena Patel, and four of her siblings have been missing since February 2011.
A man understood to be her stepfather has reportedly confessed to the murders of all six members of the family. According to police in Mumbai
Pervaiz Ahmed Tak who claims to be Mrs Patel’s third husband – killed
the family in a fit of jealousy over his wife’s second husband, Asif
Sheikh. Tak had led officers to the human remains, which were uncovered from a six-foot deep pit at the farmhouse in Igatpuri.Mr Roy said three bodies were placed at the bottom of the pit and covered with stones and a blood-soaked mattress.
A further three bodies had been placed on top of the mattress and covered with more stones.
He said that while the identity of
the skeletons could not yet be confirmed, it was ‘reasonably likely’
that they were those of Laila Khan, her mother Saleena Patel, her three
sisters, and her brother.
Knives and a pole were among the
items recovered by officers from the farmhouse and shown to the press at
a briefing on Wednesday.
Miss Khan’s family had enjoyed a party at the Igatpuri farmouse on the night of February 8, 2011.
After the party an argument is
believed to have broken out between Tak and Laila’s mother Saleena after
she praised her second husband, Asif Sheikh.Mrs Patel reportedly ran to the ground floor of the farmhouse where Laila and her siblings had been sleeping.
But Tak allegedly hit his wife over the head with a blunt object, killing her.A scuffle then broke out between Tak and Laila Khan, her sisters, and brother.Tak
reportedly called for help from Shakir Hussain, from Kashmir, who he
had appointed as a watchman at the farmhouse a few months earlier.
Police said Tak decided to kill Laila and her siblings as they had witnessed him killing Mrs Patel.
Tak, who hails from Kishtwar in
Jammu and Kashmir, is then understood to have hired two drivers to take
him to the Jammu region in the north of India.
|The farm house
Source : Dailymailuk