Pune: The Pimpri police have nabbed a 30-year-old man and his brother for allegedly murdering his wife and throwing her body in a nala. Investigators claimed that the accused also killed her father in Uttar Pradesh.
The police found the decomposed body on October 1 in the nala behind Annasaheb Magar stadium in Pimpri. The deceased was identified as Pramila (25). Her husband Vinod alias Rohit Mangruram Jaiswar (30) and his brother Rajan Mangruram Jaiswar (22), both residents of Bhagatvasti in Bhosari are natives of Deduar village on Martinganj block of Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh.
The police said Vinod also killed his father-in-law Khajan Singh Munnar Gautam (70), who lived in Kurthuwa village, 10 km from Deduar.
Additional Commissioner of Police (North region) Shashikant Shinde said, “There was nothing to help her identify the woman. A painjan (anklet) with BS trademark was found on her leg. After searching on the Internet, we came to know that it was from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.” After the Uttar Pradesh connection came to light, a search was launched in that state.
Head Constable Shakir Jinedi from Detection Branch of Pimpri police received a tip-off that a family from UP had left their home in Yashwantnagar slums in Pimpri on September 24 but the woman was not there.
Later it was found that the family lived in Bhagatvasti in Bhosari.
“We came to know details of the family. Vinod told his acquaintances that he sent his wife back to the village. However her brother informed us that she has not reached the village. Vinod’s brother was found staying with his friends in Bhosari and he was put under surveillance. A team was rushed to Azamgarh after information was received that Vinod has gone to his village. However, he evaded us and came to Pune when we nabbed him on Thursday,” said DCP (Zone 3) Ganesh Shinde.
Reason for murder was a domestic issue
Senior Police Inspector Vivek Muglikar, in-charge of Pimpri police station, said, “During interrogation Vinod told us that his wife used to prevent him from sending money to his family members. She didn’t listen to him and did whatever she liked. Her father supported her. The deceased had filed a harassment case against the accused. After compromise, they started living together.”
Around 9.30 pm on September 24, Vinod, his wife, two-year-old son and his brother Rajan went to a steel trader’s shop where Vinod worked. While Rajan waited outside with the child, Vinod took Pramila inside and killed her by hitting her on head with a rod. He put the body in a sack and tied it. Both brothers carried it on a two-wheeler to the nala. The police said Vinod killed his father-in-law on September 5 by hitting him with a blunt object on the head.