In Madhya Pradesh’s Dewas District case where skeletons of five people were found, the police were struggling to locate the 21-year-old Rupali’s mobile phone.
On May 13, Rupali was murdered and buried along with four other members of her family in a 10 ft deep pit, which was only a hundred meters from their rented home under the Nemawar police station.
The four others were Rupali’s mother, Mamta Bai Kaste (45), her younger sister, Divya (14), and her two cousins, Pooja Oswal (15) and Pawan Oswal (14).
The police found the skeletons after an investigation of a missing report of Rupali’s family members made by Rupali’s elder sister, Bharati.
It is alleged that Rupali’s phone was used to send wrong messages and upload fake social media posts about the deceased family members and about her marriage. The messages were sent to Puja and Pawan’s mother to portray that they were alive.
Surendra Chauhan, the accused, got engaged to someone else while Rupali, who was his ex-girlfriend, was not happy with it, so she posted his fiancé’s picture on Instagram with her number as revenge. Surendra in order to remove her killed Rupali and her family members. The police said that Surendra claimed that he used two workers to dig the pit and called Rupali on May 13 to discuss marriage. He decided to murder all the five members as they could’ve suspected him first because he was a regular to their home.
The bodies of Rupali and her two younger sisters did not have any clothes when they were recovered from the pit, however, no rape case has been registered so far.
Two cases were filed on the already dead Rupali when her elder sister, Bharati, who lived in Pithumpura filed a missing complaint, and Neetu, the mother of Pooja and Pawan, also filed a kidnapping case against Rupali.
The police on looking at Rupali’s phone records realized that she was in constant touch with Surendra. The police questioned him and kept an eye on him, they found out that he was in constant touch with Rakesh Nemore and 4 others on May 13. The police arrested all of them on June 29.