Mumbai Lawyer Pallavi Purkayastha's killer arrested after jumping parole


What's the story?

Mumbai lawyer, Pallavi Purkayastha’s killer, Sajjad Mughal, was arrested by Mumbai Police's crime branch on Tuesday, October 10. Mughal had jumped parole after he left a jail in Nasik in March last year, to visit his unwell mother but he never returned and fled.

Pallavi Purkayastha murder case

Pallavi Purkayastha was murdered on August 9, 2012, by Mughal, who was a watchman at her building in Central Mumbai’s Wadala locality. He broke into her apartment with a spare key and tried to rape her. When she fought back, he stabbed her repeatedly and slit her throat which left the lawyer in a pool of blood.

Mughal was convicted in 2014.

Who was Pallavi Purkayastha?

Purkayastha, was 25 when she was killed and worked at actor Farhan Akhtar’s firm Excel Entertainment as a legal advisor.