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|Full name||Ravi Patil|
|Alias(es)||Ravi Laghari (birth name)|
|Cause of death||Encased in melted gold|
|Family||Suniva Laghari (wife; incarcerated)|
Riya Laghari (daughter)
Anthony Rosewater (son-in-law)
|First appeared||Case #54: Road Slaughter|
Ravi Patil (1954-2020) was a suspect in the murder investigations of tuk-tuk driver Krishan Palihapitiya in Road Slaughter (Case #54 of Explore the World), yogini Amita Korrapati in The Murderer in Mumbai (Case #55 of Explore the World), and messenger Sami Padma in Shoot the Messenger (Case #57 of Explore the World). He appeared as a quasi-suspect in Merciless (Case #58 of Explore the World) before he was found murdered in Silence is Gold (Case #59 of Explore the World).
Events of Criminal Case
Killer and Motives
The killer, and the Gilded Ghoul, would turn out to be his estranged wife Suniva Laghari.
The pair, accompanied by Riya, confronted Suniva who initially laughed it off but eventually confessed, admitting to all the crimes and her identity as the Gilded Ghoul. She told them that she wasn’t a criminal but a helper, insisting that everyone she killed was already damaged and that she saved them from a life of pain. Suniva went on to say that all her victims received a beautiful fate: being encased in gold for all time. Disgusted by her mother’s actions, Riya demanded the truth about Ravi from her, prompting Suniva to confess that Ravi was never a drunkard. Suniva told Riya that they had a happy family which was all ruined when Ravi discovered the truth about the killings. When he tried to take Riya away, Suniva threatened to kill Riya unless he left and never came back. In an attempt to save Riya, Ravi did so, leaving Riya’s life. Suniva recounted how she only killed Ravi to stop him telling Riya the truth, saying that Riya was to blame for her father’s death. Shocked and saddened by the news, Riya reluctantly handcuffed her mother and sent her to trial. In court, Suniva was sentenced to life imprisonment by Judge Armstrong for her decades-long reign of terror.