The deceased artist's cousin brother Deepak Prasad told media persons here yesterday that he and his other family members "strongly suspect Chintan's role behind the conspiracy to kill Hema and her 65-year-old lawyer Harish Bhambhani".
    
Prasad also said that the motive, as cited, of the prime accused Vidhyadhar Rajbhar and his men to kill Hema and her lawyer for Rs five lakh was not true, as she had financially helped Vidhyadhar in the past and never asked him to return her money.
    
He also alleged that some years back, Chintan had threatened Hema that he would kill her and could go to any extent to do that. Meanwhile, a senior police officer, who is probing the case, told reporters today that, "When a body is recovered and identified, police immediately take the statements of the deceased's relatives to get their version."

"In this case too, we had taken the statements of the deceased's relatives. Hema's relatives have accused Chintan of hatching the conspiracy to kill her," he said. Based on the statements of Hema's relatives, Chintan was constantly grilled for four days by several police officers in connection with the twin murders, he said.

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