MUMBAI: Baroda born and Mumbai-based artist Hema Upadhyaya, 45, and her lawyer, Haresh Bhambani, 65, were found murdered at Kandivali West on Saturday night.

Their bodies were wrapped in plastic and placed in cardboard boxes. Bambhani was gagged, his mouth was taped and his arms were tied behind his back. An autopsy was carried out at the Borivali post-mortem centre on Sunday.

Bhambani’s car is missing, police said.

“A murder case has been registered in Kandivali police station, investigations are on,” said Vikram Deshpande, DCP Mumbai, on the double murder.

The Kandivali police and the crime branch have rounded up some people for questioning.

The crime branch is making inquiries with Hema’s estranged husband artist Chintan Upadhyay.

The crime scene. (TOI photo)

Hema lived alone in Juhu. Her domestic help told the police that she did not return home since Friday. A missing complaint was registered on Saturday at the Santa Cruz police station.

Bambhani had told his family that he was going to meet a client on Friday. When his family did not hear from him till night, they registered a missing complaint at Antop Hill police station.

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Source: TOI-MUM