The Mumbai Police Crime branch Wednesday described Pervez Ahmed Tak, the main accused in the murder of actor Laila Khan and her family, as an “insecure” man who could not bear the thought of losing wealth and property, and was upset over his wife’s relationships with other men.
Thirty-five-year-old Tak, the second husband of Laila’s mother Shelina Patel, led police to the site of the murders at Laila’s farmhouse in Igatpuri on Tuesday morning.
“We have been able to recover six human skeletons in a six-foot deep pit. Three bodies were stacked first. Blood soaked mattresses and clothes were then dumped over them. They were then covered with Shahabad tiles, before the remaining bodies were dumped. They were again covered with Shahabad tiles. This was done to ensure no wild animals dig up the place and reveal evidence,” Himanshu Roy, Joint Commissioner of Police, (Crime Branch), said at a press conference today.
“Atleast three skulls have fractures. We have sent the skeletons for DNA study. Until we get the report, we are not going to identify the skeletons. But since the doctors have confirmed that of the six skeletons, one is of a male, it is reasonably likely the bodies belonged to the missing family,” Roy added.
Pervez and an associate Shakir Hussain are the main accused in the murder of Laila, 30, her 52-year-old mother, her elder sister Hazmina, 32, twin 25-year-old siblings Zara and Imran, and a relative called Reshma, who was also called Tillu.
A blood soaked mattresses, tattered shreds of jeans, synthetic undergarments, a blood-stained knife, and a bag full of clothes too were found in the pit believed to have been a makeshift underground water storage tank in the backyard of the farmhouse.