August 28, 2016 12:34:14 am
Three persons including the son of a police officer have been arrested in connection with the murder of an employee of the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC). The deceased, Pravin Updeshi (35), resident of Milind Nagar in Pimpri, was allegedly abducted and murdered by his family members, police said.
The murderers had thrown Pravin’s dead body in Tamhini Ghat which was recovered Saturday afternoon with the help of trekkers from Lonavala-based Shivdurga Mitra.
The accused arrested have been identified as Rahul Dombre (24), the brother-in-law of the victim, Akshay alias Sunny Prakash Mane (20) and Sanket Ashok Khandagale (20). Police said that Sanket’s father is a policeman.
Police said Pravin worked at the Jijatama hospital of Pimpri, run by PCMC. When he did not return home on August 23, his family lodged a missing person’s report with the Pimpri police station. A team led by senior inspector Vivek Muglikar initiated probe in this case. Head constable Shakir Jinedi received information from his sources about Dombre’s role. So police held Dombre and during interrogation he admitted to killing Pravin and then throwing the dead body in a gorge in Tamhini Ghat with the help of his aides. Police suspect some dispute within the family was the cause behind the murder. Investigation is on to confirm the motive and whether anyone else is involved in the crime.
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