Mumbai lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha’s killer who jumped parole in 2016 arrested in Jammu and Kashmir
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Mumbai lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha’s killer who jumped parole in 2016 arrested in Jammu and Kashmir

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Sajjad Mughal, the security guard who had confessed killing Pallavi Purkayastha, a young advocate, in her Mumbai apartment in Wadala in 2012 has been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir, according to several media reports.

Mughal was untraceable for the last two years and was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir by the crime branch of Mumbai Police on the Leh-Srinagar Highway on Tuesday, CNN-News 18 reported.

Mughal was sentenced to life in jail in 2014 two years after he confessed his crime to the police officials, NDTVreported. He had left a jail in Maharashtra's Nasik in 2016 March on parole to visit his unwell mother, however, he never returned.

Talking to CNN-News18, Pallavi Purkayastha's father Atanu lauded the Mumbai Police who initiated the investigation of finding Mughal after his sudden disappearance. He, however, questioned the court's decision to approve Mughal's parole and said that the court shouldn't have approved his application as he had already confessed his crime and was sentenced to life.

Pallavi was found in a pool of blood at her rented flat in 'Himalayan Heights' building at Wadala in central Mumbai by her live-in partner Avik Sengupta (26), also a lawyer. Her parents are both IAS officials and reside in Delhi.

Pallavi's body had multiple stab injuries, which indicated that she hadstruggled to save herself. When Sengupta returned home on the day of the murder at ar...

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