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Dalit killings: Cops arrest kin who lodged FIR

Police are probing whether there were any accomplices. They are probing whether hired killers were used in the crime.

Police probing the murder of three members of a Dalit family in Javkheda Khalsa village in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra have arrested the complainant, a family member.

Inspector General of Police Pravin Salunke confirmed the arrest of Prashant Dilip Jadhav (29), who had filed the first information report at Pathardi police station. On October 21, bodies of Sanjay Jagganath Jadhav (42), his wife Jayshree (38) and their only son Sunil (19) were found in a well about half-a-km from their residence in Wagh Vasti, in Javkheda Khalsa village. Some body parts were recovered in a ditch dug for a borewell.

Police produced Prashant, a nephew of Sanjay Jadhav, in a local court in Pathardi. The court remanded him in police custody till December 13. Police said the vehicle and weapons used in the crime, besides clothes have been recovered. Police said family dispute had led to the murder.

Police are probing whether there were any accomplices. They are probing whether hired killers were used in the crime.

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Sanjay’s mother, however, said police should arrest the “real” culprits.

First published on: 05-12-2014 at 10:38:43 am
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