Updated: May 25, 2021 9:32:37 pm
Marathi film actor Sonalee Kulkarni’s father, Manohar Kulkarni, sustained a knife injury in an attack by a male trespasser in their house on Tuesday morning. The suspect, who is 24 years old, has been identified and police have launched a probe into his motives.
The suspect entered their house in Nigdi, Pimpri-Chinchwad at 7.30 am by climbing up a pipe and entering from the terrace, police said. He was first spotted by the house help, police said.
When Manohar Kulkarni, who is in his late 50s, confronted the man, he took out a knife and attacked Kulkarni on his hand, police said. The man then fled from the spot and was later caught with the help of people in the neighbourhood and handed over to the police.
A police officer from Nigdi police station said, “The man’s motive is being probed. Our primary probe points to him being a fan of the actress. While the family said in their statement that the suspect’s motive was robbery, only subsequent probe will ascertain the exact cause.”
Sonalee Kulkarni (33) had gotten married to chartered accountant Kunal Benodekar in Dubai in the first week of May.
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