Maharashtra Doctor Confesses To 6 Murders Using Lethal Overdoses Of Medicines: Police
A Maharashtra doctor, arrested on the charge of kidnapping and killing an ‘aanganwadi’ worker, has confessed to murdering at least six persons by administering lethal overdoses of medicines, police said in Satara on Monday.
Satara’s Wai Police Station Inspector Padmakar Ghanvat said accused Santosh Pol, who was arrested last Saturday revealed that he has killed five women and one man so far.
Pol’s alleged crimes came to light after police began to investigate the suspicious disappearance of 49-year-old Mangal Jedhe, President of the Maharashtra Purva Prathmik Shikshika Sevika Sangh (MPPSSS).
“She had left Wai for Pune to attend to her daughter’s delivery, but never reached there,” said MPPSSS general secretary Shaukat Pathan. Police said that investigations revealed that prior to leaving for Pune, she was in touch with Pol and both had a bitter fight when she threatened to reveal his (Pol’s) alleged shady and criminal activities.
Pol and his associates, including nurse Jyoti Mandre, allegedly kidnapped Jedhe as she waited at the Wai bus depot and took her to Pol’s farmhouse around 13 km from Wai. The following day, Pol and Mandre allegedly administered her an overdose of a lethal medicine and killed her.
Police tracked down Pol to a place in Dadar in central Mumbai and arrested him on August 13. He was remanded in police custody for a week while Mandre was sent to four-day police custody. Pol allegedly admitted to killing Jedhe and burying her at his farmhouse, after which police recovered the victim’s remains.