Pune Rural Police who are investigating the murder of a 17-year-old standard XII student in Talegaon Dabhade, who was hacked to death on Friday morning allegedly by two minors, said there was no motive behind the crime except a grudge arising out of setting up of a roadside stall.
Chetan Dattatreya Pinjan, a resident of Indori village near Talegaon Dabhade, was murdered in broad daylight just after he arrived at his college — Indrayani Arts and Commerce College — by attackers who assaulted him with sharp weapons.
Meanwhile, the arrested minors have been sent to observation homes where they are being questioned by the police.
“There is no other motive. They did it owing to the grudge over setting up the stall,” said Ram Jadhav, Inspector, Pune Rural. He said that the juveniles had quarreled with the deceased’s father only a few days earlier over the same subject.
On Friday, at about 11.30 am, Pinjan, who lay profusely bleeding on the ground, was taken to a nearby hospital by some acquaintances in an autorickshaw. After he was pronounced dead, the body was taken to Sassoon General Hospital to avoid trouble from the angry mob which demanded action for the incident, as it happened in broad daylight in a crowded place.
“Pinjan was a commerce student and had come to college to take an internal test scheduled that day. The juveniles who attacked him were waiting at the entrance. As soon as he entered and was trying to park his bike, he was assaulted. He sustained injuries over his head, back and feet,” said Jadhav.