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Drone search for body of Kirti Vyas proves fruitless

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 10, 2018, 2:08 am IST
Updated : May 10, 2018, 2:08 am IST

Two drones were pressed into the search operation by Unit II of the Crime Branch.

The 2 drones scanned the open drain in Mahul village.
 The 2 drones scanned the open drain in Mahul village.

Mumbai: Two days after launching a search operation to locate the missing body of Kirti Vyas, a 28-year-old finance executive of an Andheri salon, the Mumbai Crime Branch on Wednesday used drones to find her mortal remains. Two drones were pressed into the search operation by Unit II of the Crime Branch.

The drones scanned the open drain located in Mahul village in which the body was allegedly dumped.

 

“The drain and channel were scanned but nothing could be found and the cameras of these drones lacked clarity. So we are arranging another drone with better camera
clarity to look for the body on Thursday,” said a senior crime branch officer.

The officials also gathered information on the tides on March 16 from the Maharashtra Maritime Board, which confirmed that it was high tide on that fateful night. Hence, her body could have been washed away either into the creek or the adjoining mangroves.

Apart from the drones, a fleet of four fishing boats, carrying fishermen and police personnel, conducted a search operation for the third consecutive day. Kirti was thrown into the creek by main accused, Siddhesh Tamhankar (35), who also strangled her to death inside the moving SUV owned by co-accused, Khushi Sahjwani, the
officials said.

 

While she was strangled at around 11 am en route from Mumbai Central to Saat Rasta, her body was disposed at around 9.30 pm, the police said.

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