The Mumbai police on Monday recovered the body of HDFC Bank's vice president Siddharth Sanghvi from Mumbai’s Kalyan. The police recovered the body after they apprehended one Sarfaraz Shaikh. Shaikh who confessed to the police to having killed Sanghvi provided inputs to the police as to where he had dumped the body after the murder. Sarfaraz Shaikh was produced before a Mumbai court on Monday, after which he has been sent to police custody till September 19.
The police while addressing a press briefing said that the accused who was working with the HDFC bank for past 3 years had kidnapped Siddharth Sanghvi as he needed money. However, when he tried to extort money from Sanghvi, pointing a knife at him, they entered into a scuffle and killed him, said the police. The police have also said that they have recovered the knife from the accused’s possession. They said they have also recovered the HDFC bank V-P’s mobile phone from Sarfaraz’s possession. The police also said that after the accused killed the V-P, he disposed off his body in Kalyan and then parked his car in Navi Mumbai.
The police during the briefing also informed that the body of the deceased has been sent for an autopsy, however, prima facie, it seems that his throat has been slit.
When the police was asked whether they were probing professional rivalry angle in the murder of the HDFC bank V-P, the police said “they are not ruling out any possibility as the investigation into the matter is underway.”
The 39-year-old HDFC Bank vice president Siddharth Sanghvi went missing on September 5 after he left his office in Kamala Mills area in Lower Parel, Mumbai at around 7.30 pm. Subsequently, his family members had registered a missing person complaint at NM Joshi Marg police station. The police had then registered the case under Section 364, 365 of kidnapping.
The investigation into the murder case is currently underway.