Panvel double murder: Cops form two teams to nab accused
It’s been almost 20 days since a man from Pune killed his wife and minor daughter and then dumped their bodies at Panvel and Uran. The police have not been able to arrest the accused so far.
Both the Panvel and the Uran police wasted the initial two weeks assuming it to be accidental deaths and took no effort to investigate the matter.
It was only after receiving the missing persons’ report from Jijure in Pune, the Panvel police started looking at the incidents from a different angle and finally registered a murder case under section 302 of the Indian Penal Code on Thursday night.
Worse, even after 48 hours of registering murder case against the accused, Shrimant Nagargoje, the police investigations have not seen much development so far.
The Panvel city police have sent two teams to look for the accused at different places, but they are still clueless about his whereabouts.
“The initial medical reports suggest that the accused killed his wife Sushma and six-yearold daughter, Priya using some chemicals. But, when Sushma’s body was found on KalamboliJNPT road on June 13, there were injury marks on it. We think, the accused ran a vehicle over her body to show that she died in an accident,” said a police officer from Panvel city police station.
Priya’s body was found on Uran road on June 14.
“There was no injury marks on the girl’s body and hence we could realize that it was a murder. Therefore we registered an accidental death case,” a police officer from Uran police station said.
The victim’s family members who came to register the complaint at Panvel, told the police that after committing the crime and the accused called them and informed about the murders.
“The phone number of the accused has been switched off,” said Sunil Bajare senior police inspector of Panvel city police station.
Asked about the motive behind the crime, an investigating officer said, “We have learnt that the accused had an extra-marital affair with a woman from Pune. That led to frequent quarrels between the accused and his wife. This could be one of the reasons behind the murder.”
Navi Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale on Saturday felicitated two traffic constables for saving an engineering student’s life who was injured in an accident on Palm Beach Road last month.
Sanjay Kamble, 43, and Rahul Panhalkar, 30, attached to Seawoods traffic unit, were on duty when Pratikshit Sareen, a resident of NRI Complex was hit by bike on June 4. Sareen and the biker were injured badly.
“Without wasting time, Kamble and Panhalkar stopped one car and took both of them to DY Patil hospital,” said Arvind Salve, deputy commissioner of police (traffic). “It’s because of the timely action taken by our constables the man reached the hospital during the golden hour,” said a traffic official.