Delhi (CNN) Police in Mumbai are investigating the suspected murder of an artist and her lawyer, whose bodies were found bound and dumped in cardboard cartons over the weekend, officers said Monday.
The boxes carrying the bodies of artist Hema Upadhyay and her legal counsel Harish Bhambhani were recovered from a drain on Saturday, said Mumbai’s police spokesman Dhananjay Kulkarni.
The victims’ hands and legs had been bound, and their bodies wrapped in plastic sheets, according to area police inspector N.G. Rathore.
Upadhyay, 43, specialized in the depiction of life in the metropolis of Mumbai, according to New Delhi’s Vadhera Art Gallery. Her artwork centered around migration, dislocation and multi-cultural aspects of India’s financial capital, it said in a profile.