His body was found hanging to a tree, near the Bhoot Bangla area of Uttan on Wednesday
Mumbai: The 38-year-old estate agent, Prakash Hari Rathod alias Haju (38), who had absconded after brutally murdering his 9-year-old niece, for soiling the toilet of their house, allegedly committed suicide in Uttan. His body was found hanging to a tree, near the Bhoot Bangla area of Uttan on Wednesday. Rathod brutally murdered his niece, buried her body in a drum filled with cement and dumped it in the Kasara Ghat with the help of his wife-Anita and cousin-Akash Chavhan, last month. While Anita and Akash were arrested and booked under section 302 and 201 of the IPC, Rathod was absconding. “Based on the condition of the body, he seems to have taken the extr-eme step more than a week ago. We have confirmed his identity.” said, API Satish Nikam. Pointing the finger of suspicion on her brother-in-law, Prakash Rathod, the girl’s mother, who lives in Aurangabad, had registered a complaint on December 4, about her missing daughter.