Twinkle Dagre murder: former Indore corporator, sons arrested

INDORE: Two years after 22-year-old Congress leader Twinkle Dagre went missing, police claimed to have solved the mystery behind her disappearance, exposing a sordid murder allegedly perpetrated by her lover, his sons and a massive cover-up purpotedly inspired by Bollywood movie ‘Drishyam’.

The main accused, 65-year-old former BJP corporator Jagdeesh Karotiya, left behind a false trail of evidences leading to her parents in a bid to indict them in the murder and mislead the police for several months from launching a full scale murder investigation.

Police got a major breakthrough from a brain mapping test conducted on the accused exposing the gory details of how an unsuspecting Twinkle accompanied the killers to an isolated spot where she was strangulated; her body kept in an SUV overnight and burnt to ashes.

While burning the body, the accused thwarted queries from people claiming that they were disposing of the body of a dog. In fact, they took help from local civic body employees to gather wood to dispose Twinkle’s body.

“The murder and the elaborate cover up was inspired by the movie ‘Drishyam’,” DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra said.

Twinkle had an illicit affair with Jagdeesh Karotiya and had started forcing him to stay with her. She had also undergone an abortion, he said adding this was creating friction in Karotiya’s family following which they hatched a plan to kill her.

“They planned the murder, called Twinkle to their farmland on MR10 where she was strangulated. Her body was kept in their SUV overnight and taken to a plot in Sanwer the next day where it was burnt. In order to mislead the police, the accused killed a dog on the same day and buried it in the pit dug up by the IMC workers and burnt Twinkle’s body just 100 meters away from the spot,” said DIG Mishra.

Police said that while planning the murder, the accused had decided to bring in diversionary tactics which would mislead the police in the case. “They tried to show that Twinkle’s parents were the accused in the case. They also threw her mobile phone in Badnawar where her fiancé lived to falsely implicate him,” he said.

After getting no help from the police officials, the parents approached the court. A SIT was formed with the intervention of the court and a Brain Electrical Oscillation Signature Profiling (BEOS) test was conducted on five people including Twinkle’s parents.

Mishra said a scientific approach was adopted in order to solve the case and BEOS test was conducted on five people in a Gujarat laboratory. “It was only after this test that we could give a clean chit to her parents,” he said.

This was the first time the BEOS test was conducted in a criminal incident in Indore, he claimed.

After sustained interrogations, the accused Jagdeesh Karotiya accepted committing the crime with the help of his sons Ajay, 36, Vijay, 38, Vinay, 31, and their close aide Neelesh alias Neelu Kashyap (28).