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Maharashtra: 8-year-old killed by relative over property dispute

The accused, who is a distant relative of the victim, attacked her with a sickle over 10 times.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: September 29, 2021 1:03:06 am
The accused had a dispute with the girl’s father Suresh Ghoshe over an ancestral farm land. (File photo)

A 46-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly murdering an eight-year-old girl, a distant relative, by attacking her with a sickle over 10 times because he had a property dispute with her father in Dahanu, Palghar district, on Monday.

The incident took place in Ranshet, Wangadpada village, in Dahanu. The arrested accused, Pramod Ghoshe, 46, attacked Varsha Ghoshe with a sickle. A person who saw Pramod attacking her tried to stop him but Pramod attacked him too and fled from the spot.

The accused had a dispute over ancestral farmland with Varsha’s father Suresh Ghoshe, who is his distant relative.

“The accused fled into a jungle near the crime spot. We traced and arrested him. The incident took place over a property dispute. He has been booked under section 302 of IPC for murder,” said Govind Omase, senior police inspector of Dahanu police station.

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