The Pune City Police have arrested a Congress party leader for allegedly abetting the suicide attempt of a man. An offence in this case was registered at Khadak police station. Police have identified the suspect as Vinayak Dhere (40), general secretary of the Pune unit of the Congress. Police said Dhere allegedly had an affair with the wife of the man who had attempted suicide by consuming poison at his residence in Guruwar Peth on Sunday night.
The man was rushed to the hospital, where he gave a statement to the police, claiming that his wife and Dhere had an affair. He further alleged that Dhere had threatened him. Police said Dhere and the complainant’s wife have been arrested. Sub-Inspector S L Choudhary is investigating the case.