The Madhya Pradesh Police on Friday, 18 November arrested the man who killed his partner in Jabalpur’s Mekhala Resort from Sirohi district in Rajasthan.
In a grisly case, Hemant Rajendra Bhadane, initially claiming to be Abhijeet Patidar on at least two videos recorded after the murder, allegedly slit the throat of his partner Shilpa Jharia.
The accused is a resident of Maharashtra's Nasik and a history-sheeter named in at least 37 cases in Nasik and Thane districts alone.
A day after Bhadane was arrested, he was brought to Jabalpur at around 5 am on Saturday, 19 November. He was produced in a local court the same day.
The accused had been absconding since Monday, 7 November.
Mukesh Joga, Inspector General, Jabalpur range, said:
We caught the accused from Sirohi, Rajasthan. His name is Hemant Rajendra Bhadane, a resident of Nasik, Maharashtra, and he is named in around 37 cases.Mukesh Joga, IG
A Timeline of Events
On Tuesday, 6 November, Bhadane checked into a room at Mekhala Resort in Jabalpur under a false identity. He was alone that night.
On Wednesday, 7 November, his partner Shilpa came to meet him at around noon. They ordered some food.
About an hour later, Bhadane left the hotel room. No one knew what happened inside the hotel room.
He had shot at least one video while Shilpa was barely alive and posted it on social media.
As he posted these videos on social media, he answered a call from Shilpa's younger sister and told her that he had killed her.
The hotel staff got suspicious as there was no activity since the afternoon of 7 November.
On the morning of Thursday, 8 November, when the room services knocked on the door, there was no response. The hotel security forced their way into the room to find the body of Shilpa.
Police arrested Hemant Bhadane from Rajasthan's Sirohi on Friday, 18 November.
He has been sent to police remand for two days.
History-Sheeter Hemant Bhadane Made Videos While Victim Gasped For Breath
Bhadane had posted multiple videos on social media after killing his partner.
In the first video, he was seen standing amidst the pool of blood. he was then seen as saying, "Don't cheat", while the victim gasped for breath under the quilt.
In another video, he reportedly stated his name and revealed the details of his associates, including a person named Jitendra Kumar, who was his business partner. He alleged that the victim had an affair with him.
He then, in another social media post, went on to say, "Babu heaven me milenge (Dear, we will meet in heaven)."
Police said that the two met at a spa centre in Vijay Nagar area of Jabalpur and purportedly fell in love three months ago.
Hemant Bhadane was able to be on the run by continuously changing his location. He is a habitual offender. We were only getting his locations through ATM transactions and the information was getting to us very late. By the time we reached his position, he was able to move to another place. We got hold of his transactions in Ajmer on 17 October and followed him and were finally able to nab him in Sirohi while he was withdrawing more money.Priyanka Shukla, Chief Superintendent of Police