Tamil Nadu Police arrests man accused in Hasini rape, murder case from Mumbai

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Tamil Nadu Police arrests man accused in Hasini rape, murder case from Mumbai

Dhashwanth, 22-year old, is an unemployed mechanical engineer and said to have been involved in many minor crimes before raping and murdering the 7-year-old Hasini.

Dhashvanth the alleged accused in the Hasini rape and murder case and who is said to have absconded after killing his mother was recently apprehended by the Tamil Nadu Police from Chembur in Mumbai.

Dhashwanth, 22-year old, is an unemployed mechanical engineer and said to have been involved in many minor crimes before raping and murdering the 7-year-old Hasini.

The incident happened in Chennai in February, 2017. According to sources, Dhashwanth who was involved in stealing bikes etc, raped the child who was a neighbour and later hid her body for a day before taking it in a travel bag and burning it under a bridge. He was taken into custody and booked under Pocso Act Act and Goondas Act.

He was later released on bail based on an appeal by his father in September under technical grounds that Dhashwanth cannot be arrested under Goondas Act. In another shocking incident, Dhashwanth's mother Sarala (45) was recently found death.

Incidentally, Dhashwanth went missing soon after the death.

Tamil Nadu Police officials have been putting efforts to track down the absconder. However, today a special team from the Tamil Nadu Police tracked him.

The special team will now bring Dhashwanth to Tamil Nadu and will carry out further proceedings.