5 unsolved murders keep cops busy
Ulhasnagar railway station got Rs1.8-crore escalator on platform number 1 on Wednesday. The station has also been spruced up with beautiful paintings on walls and pillars.
It has been one month since a driver from Pune allegedly killed his wife and minor daughter and then dumped their bodies at Panvel and Uran respectively.
However, the Panvel city police have not been able to make any breakthrough in the case.
After receiving the missing persons’ reports from Pune, the police registered a murder case after two weeks of the incident. But, the murderer is still on the run.
“Our teams are searching for the accused at different places in the state. But we have not found any clue about his whereabouts so far,” said a police officer. Despite repeated attempts, Sunil Bajare, senior police inspector of Panvel city police station was unavailable for comments.
This is not the only murder case that has remained undetected in the city this year.
According to the crime branch officials, a total of 17 murder cases were registered by the police in the first half of this year.
The police have managed to detect only 12 cases. Five other cases are still unsolved.
The scenario is worse this year as compared to last year. 26 out of 27 murder cases registered in the first six months of 2015 were solved by the cops.
An autorickshaw driver was found murdered at Kopar Khairane in the second week of April. In that case too, the police have no clue about the culprits.
Satish Gaikward, senior police inspector from Kopar Khairane police station, said, “Since there is no major development in the case, we have decided to announce a reward for the person/s who will give us information about the murders. The reward will be announced soon after the discussing with the police commissioner.”
In yet another case, a 35-yearold driver, who had been missing for two days, was found murdered at Taloja on June 14. The police have not been able to solve the case.
“We are thoroughly investigating the case. We are confident of solving the case soon,” said Ravindra Bhushwant, senior police inspector of Taloja police station.