Atharva mur­der case trans­ferred to crime branch

The Free Press Journal - - FRONT PAGE - DI­WAKAR SHARMA

The mys­te­ri­ous case of Atharva Shinde has been trans­ferred to the Crime Branch af­ter the de­ceased’s fa­ther and se­nior in­spec­tor of Eco­nomic and Of­fences Wing (EOW) Naren­dra Shinde wrote a six-page let­ter to Com­mis­sioner of Mum­bai Police Datta Pad­sal­gikar al­leg­ing that the on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion was ‘shoddy’. (De­tails on page 3)

In his six-page let­ter, Naren­dra has de­manded ‘cus­to­dial in­ter­ro­ga­tion’ of

all the youth who at­tended the birth­day party on May 7 night at bun­ga­low num­ber 212 of Royal Palms.

“Af­ter be­ing as­saulted and abused sex­u­ally, he (Atharva) tried to run away from the bun­ga­low on May 8 morn­ing. He was there­after fol­lowed by one boy ac­com­pa­nied by his fe­male friend and one an­other boy as seen in the CCTV cam­era footage,” said Naren­dra in the let­ter.

The bat­tered body of Atharva (20) was re­cov­ered by his fa­ther near a lake on May 9 morn­ing in Royal Palms, where he had gone to at­tend a birth­day party.

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