The Navi Mumbai police will register a case of murder against a 41-year-old government employee who allegedly killed his 14-year-old mentally challenged son. Mahesh Pawar allegedly gassed his son Kaushal using carbon dioxide before committing suicide in a similar manner in his vehicle on Thursday night.
So far, the police believe there is no foul play involved. They are also checking if there is any rule in place to buy carbon dioxide that Pawar, an inspector with the state’s legal metrology department, appears to have used.
Navi Mumbai Deputy Commissioner Dilip Sawant said, “As per procedure, we will register a case of murder against Pawar .” In cases where the accused is dead, the police do not have to file a chargesheet and an abated summary report is filed.
Sawant said they have found the shop in Mumbai from where Pawar bought the carbon dioxide.
The police said Pawar told his wife he was going for a drive with his son on Thursday night. When they did not return, the woman approached the police.
Later, the bodies of the father and his son were found in the car a few yards from their house. The police believe that his son’s health condition had been playing on Pawar’s mind since a long time and could be the reason for him taking the extreme step.