The deceased girl, identified as Tanishqka Arude, was the daughter of a grocery store owner, who also had a couple of tenants at his rental. He said, "My daughter was clever. She never went to people she did not know so when she went missing, I was sure it could not be some stranger who took her. I immediately rushed to the police, but we failed to save her. The culprits, though, have been arrested and I am shocked that it was Shubham. When Tanishqka went missing, he was helping us look for her and then it turned out that he was was the killer of my child. I am helpless; I took care of him and he did this to us."
According to sub-inspector Harish Mane of Dighi police station, "After hunting everywhere and based on her father's confidence that it could not be a stranger, we suspected Shubham. For four days, he misguided us, but later he spilled the beans, saying he had purchased a car and was unable to repay the money so he hatched the plan with his friend to get Rs 5 lakh as ransom," adding, "However, after kidnapping Tanishqka, she kept resisting them. So they gagged her by putting a plastic bag on her face. Then, they drove the car to Murtijapur in Akola, where they stuffed her in a gunny bag and set it on fire. They then buried the half-burned body in an isolated area. The body is in the process of being transported to Pune."
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