How cops got deaf-mute robber from Diva to speak
When Dattu Ramdas Pawar pretended to be deaf and mute, the GRP called his family to the police station
a mobile phone and cash from a search conducted at his home.
The police said Pawar had committed three robberies during the recently-concluded Ganeshotsav festival. “Yogita Tawde, who had boarded the 5.45 am Diva-Sawantwadi local from Diva on August 28, had reported a robbery. A small purse in her bag, which contained 9.50 tolas of gold jewellery was stolen while she was on the train. DCP (Central GRP) Samadhan Pawar scanned the CCTV footage from the railway station and spotted a man behaving suspiciously. He was getting down from the women’s compartment. We scanned his profile to find that he was arrested back in 2015, in another robbery case,” the officer said.
Sonawane said, “Initially, Pawar would answer our questions using sign language. After we brought his family in, he confessed to looting three passengers — two on the Diva-Sawantwadi local, and one on the Kanyakumari Express. We will soon contact the victims and return their possessions.”
Dattu Ramdas Pawar was last arrested for theft in 2015
Members of the group submit the memorandum to DCP (Zone 2) Dr Rajendra Mane