Army jawan killed over money, 2 held

The police cracked the case after recovery of the body with burnt face the next day.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: May 27, 2016 1:10 am
budhwar Peth 759 The police cracked the case after recovery of the body with burnt face the next day.

An Army jawan was murdered allegedly after a dispute over money by two persons whom he had met in a red-light area of Budhwar Peth on May 19.

The police cracked the case after recovery of the body with burnt face the next day.

Dattawadi police have arrested two criminals on police records based on a CCTV camera footage in which the jawan was seen buying liquor along with the two at a liquor shop.

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The victim identified as Lance Naik Sanjay Lawange, a native of Budhana district, was posted with the EME battalion in Ghorpadi. He was married and has three children.

Arrested suspects have been identified as Prateek Hake (19) and Amit Sadankar (21).

The police said, Lawange who was on leave, had met the two on May 19 in the red-light area and had a dispute with them over money for liquor.

Lawange’s body was found on May 20. Based on clues from the liquor bottles found near the body and CCTV footage, the police arrested the two suspects.

They said Lawange’s family had not filed any missing complaint.

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