Sheena Bora's murder was investigated by Mumbia police officer Dyaneshwar Ganore, husband of Deepali Ganore, who was found murdered early on May 24. Photo: PT

The wife of a police officer involved in a high-profile murder probe was found stabbed to death at her residence in the Mumbai suburb of Santacruz early on Wednesday morning. The couple’s 21-year-old son is missing.

The Hindustan Times reported that the victim had been stabbed multiple times and that there was a smiley face drawn in blood next to her body alongside the words: “Tired of her. Catch me and hang me.”

Mumbai police officer Dyaneshwar Ganore, who was part of the team investigating the Sheena Bora murder case, found his wife, Deepali, 42, in a pool of blood when he returned home from work.

According to The Quint, he found the door locked and called his wife but her phone was switched off.

“Around 1am Ganore spotted the keys to his house in the dustbin kept outside the door. He went inside and found his wife in a pool of blood in the bedroom,” Senior Inspector Mahadev Wavale of Vakola police station was quoted as saying.

He added: “As of now, we cannot comment on who killed Dipali. A case of murder has been registered, and we are investigating all possible angles.” 

A knife was found at the murder scene, ANI reported.