In a shocking incident, a 39-year-old business woman from Bengaluru on Monday was booked for murdering her four-year-old son in North Goa and travelling back to Karnataka with his body in a bag.
The accused — Suchana Seth — had checked out of the service apartment in North Goa’s Candolim on Monday morning. While cleaning the apartment, a housekeeping staff had found bloodstain there, a Times of India report said.
Goa police was informed about the matter soon after.
Seth who was back in Karnataka by now, was detained at Aimangala police station in the Chitradurga district based on an alert from the Goa police. Meanwhile, a Calangute police team was on en route to Karnataka late on Monday to take over the custody of Seth and bring her back to Goa on a transit remand.
DID THE COPS FIND THE CHILD’S BODY?
Calangute police station’s inspector Paresh Naik told ToI that the 39-year-old startup founder and CEO had given a Bengaluru address when she checked into room 404 at Hotel Sol Banyan Grande on Saturday.
Hotel staffer said that Seth had asked for a taxi to go back to Bengaluru. Although the staffer suggested her that flying back would be a more efficient option, she persistently stuck to wanting a taxi. The hotel, later, arranged a local taxi for her.
Nidhi Valsan, North Goa SP, noted that a police team reached the hotel at around 11 am after being informed about the bloodstain.
Valsan said that they examined the CCTV footage and found Seth to be allegedly leaving the service apartment without her son.
Naik said that he had even contacted the taxi driver and asked him to speak with Seth. As Naik questioned her, she claimed that she left her son at a friend’s house in Fatorda and even provided him with details about the house. The address, however, was later found to be fake.
The next time Naik called the taxi driver, he conversed with him in Konkani and slyly asked him to visit a nearby police station without Seth’s knowledge. Reportedly, by that time, the taxi was in the Chitradurga district.
Following Naik’s instructions, the taxi driver apparently drove to the Aimangala police station without raising any suspicion on Seth’s part.
Upon reaching the station, a police officer checked the car, only to find the child’s body in a bag. Indeed, Naik’s intuitions turned out to be true.