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A suspect has been arrested in connection with the May 10 murder of a South Mumbai homemaker.

On Sunday, the police alleged that the suspect, a tenant in the house named Hitesh Kartakpandey, 23, slit 28-year-old Shweta Tandel’s throat with a kitchen knife when she resisted his sexual advances after her husband, Mahendra, had left for work. 

“We have arrested Hitesh and we will be applying sexual assault charges as well,” Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar Sharma told the Times of India.

Sharma added: “The Tandels own a ground-plus-two storey structure in Colaba. While the Tandels live on the first floor, the second is occupied by Mahendra’s brother, Chetan and Hitesh. Another tenant stays on the ground floor. Since the Tandels and Hitesh hail from the same village in Palghar, they let him stay as a tenant. Hitesh and Chetan worked in the same fashion accessories outlet as executives.”

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