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28-year-old widow missing for nearly 2 months was murdered, 3 arrested

Saturday, February 09, 2019
By Tariq Khan

The decomposed body of a 28-year-old widow, whose brother had lodged a missing complaint two months ago was found in Raigad district in Madgaon village on Thursday. The police has  sent the body for post-mortem to J J Hospital in Mumbai. The victim, was killed two months ago and police  claimed to have solved the case with the arrest of her married boyfriend and his two friends.

According to Pratap Desai, Sub Inspector of Mankhurd police station, “The deceased has been identified as Rohini Abhijit Ghorpade (28) a resident of Mankhurd, who had been   working as a nurse in Vashi NMMC hospital, she was a widow and had a 9-year-old son. The victim's lover was identified  as Sunil Shirke (44), who too works at NMMC hospital and was a union leader and his friends Ramchandra Jadhav (36) and Vijayshing More (22) a BEST bus driver, who are all residents of Navi Mumbai.

Sub Inspector Tukaram Ghadge of Mankhurd police said, “The victim has been missing since November 14, 2018 but victim's brother Rajendra Mohite (34), filed a missing complaint after two days her sister went missing on 16 November. Meanwhile  on 15 and 16 of November,  65,000  rupees were withdrawn from ATMs in Vashi and Koparkhairane.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (Trombay Division), Bajrang Bansode said, “We have immediately registered a First Information Report (FIR) under section 365 (Kidnaping) and formed a special team comprising Sub Inspector Tukaram Ghadge, Sub Inspector Pratap Desai and Sub Inspector Krishnkant Mane, under the supervision of Nitin Bobade, Senior Police Inspector of Mankhurd police station. This team successfully  arrested all accused one by one under section 302 (murder), 34 IPC.

Investigations revealed that accused Sunil and the deceased woman were involved in a love affair for the last three years. The woman was pressurizing the accused to get married to her,  because of which the fight started.  The accused Sunil, together with his two companions, planned the murder,and two days before the murder, Sunil somehow managed to convince her to travel with him, where  he murdered  and then buried her.

The accused were arrested and produced in court and remanded to police custody until February 13. “The investigation is going on. said Nitin Bobade,” Senior police inspector of Mankhurd police station.

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