Rani Goshwalla
Biographical information
Full name Rani Goshwalla
Gender Female
Status Deceased
Death 2013
Cause of death Asphyxiation
Nationality Flag of IndiaFlag of USA Indian-American
Residence Grimsborough, U.S.
Profession(s) Student
Family Misha Goshwalla (sister; incarcerated)
Affiliation(s) Grimsborough University
Psi Sigma Gamma
Game information
Appears in Criminal Case
First appeared Case #32: Murder on Campus (s1)

Rani Goshwalla (Hin: रानी गोश्वल्ल) was the victim in Murder on Campus (Case #32 of Grimsborough).


Rani was a first-year student at the Grimsborough University and a member of the Psi Sigma Gamma sorority, whose president was Madison Springer. Rani was the younger sister of Misha Goshwalla, who was also a student at the Grimsborough University and a suspended member of the Psi Sigma Gamma sorority. Rani had curly black hair and brown eyes, and wore a dark sea green and gold salwar kameez the same style of her sister's. It is known that Rani was lactose intolerant.

Murder details

Rani was found dead in her college grounds. She was tied up with her own bikini next to ant hill with writings and marks all over her body.

After tedious hours of autopsy, Nathan told Jones and the player that he had analyzed the writings on the victim's body and that it was nothing but just harmless messages. He also said that the victim was forced to drink huge amount of alcohol, but she had not died from poisoning. Actually, she had died because of the ants that were next to her. When Rani fell unconsious, the ants crawled into her ears, mouth and nose until she had died of asphyxiation. Therefore, the murder weapon was the ants.

Killer and motives

Rani and Misha2

A photo of Rani and Misha in front of the Taj Mahal.

The killer turned out to be Rani's elder sister, Misha Goshwalla. 

Misha hated Rani and was jealous of her. She thought that her younger sister was better, prettier, and more popular than her. One day, Misha decided to tell her sister how she really felt while they were in the campus. Just when Misha went to Rani, she saw her younger sister wearing a bikini with writings all over her body. This made Misha want to humiliate the victim in front of the whole college. She made Rani drink alcohol after alcohol until the victim finally passed out. Then, Misha tied her up and left for the whole college to see, but what she did not realize was that there was an ant hill right next to her unconsious sister, causing her to die of asphyxiation after the ants crawled into her ears, nose, and mouth.


The team found a major finding in Spring Break Massacre in which a serial killer using others to do their job was on the loose. At the climax of The Rorschach Reaper, the court found out that Misha was one of the three killers (the other two being Penelope Rivera and Taylor Kirby) who were hypnotized by Tess Goodwin, which led Misha to kill Rani sister against her own will. This finding did not make Misha innocent, however, but it did add a criminal charge to Tess's list of crimes.


Case appearances