John (L) had sent threatening messages to Hozbektar (R) on her mobile
Mumbai: The Dadar police, probing the attack on 26-yearold physiotherapist Aryanka Hozbektar, on Thursday recovered her mobile that the accused, Jerrit John (46), had allegedly stolen last week before hurling chemical on her face.
“We have recovered the phone from John’s Bandra office, No Nonsense Productions, and will send it for a cyber analysis,” said a police officer. John had reportedly sent threatening messages to Hozbektar on her mobile and later stolen it. The police said that they will call Hozbektar regarding her statement.
John was arrested from Nalasopara last week. “During the preliminary probe, John has told us several things about himself and his relation with Hozbektar. We need to verify it with her. A police team will record Aryanka’s statement,” said a police officer. On November 7, Hozbektar suffered minor burns on her face after John allegedly hurled chemical on her. “We have spoken to owner of the chemical shop from where John purchased the chemical. We will visit the shop on Friday,” said deputy police commissioner Dhananjay Kulkarni.
The police recovered John’s Scropio from Mira Road. He had been roaming in this car while on the run before he was caught. John’s computer hard disc, a laptop and cellphone have been seized. On Thursday, cops said they were busy in bandobast due to Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray’s deteriorating health and further inquiries in the Hozbetkar attack case will be done soon. John’s police custody ends on November 16.
The Times of India, November 16, 2012