Pune: The Pune rural police have detected a blind murder (a case in which there are no clues) from the rope used by the murderers to strangulate the victim. Two accused have been arrested in the case, whereas a third is still at large.
The arrested accused were identified as Vitthal Valhekar (27) and Raghunath Valhekar (55), while the absconding accused is Kailash Valhekar, the youngest son of Raghunath Valhekar. The trio murdered Harish Waghmare after strangulating him with a rope.
The body of the deceased was found by the rural police on the railway tracks between Malawali and Kamshet on December 10.
The police started investigating the case on the basis of the rope found on the body of the deceased. The police questioned weavers in the area of Pawan Mawal as the rope was weaved.
They enquired if any family living there has left the area.
A local weaver gave information about the accused and the police managed to track down and arrest Vitthal Valhekar, who had taken shelter at the house of one of his relatives in Dongarwadi. During interrogation, he revealed the whereabouts of his father Raghunath, who was hiding at Dhalewadi.
The police said that during interrogation, both accused revealed that Waghmare, who used to work as a security guard at an under construction poultry farm near Mumbai–Pune Expressway at Kamshet, was murdered by them as he didn’t allow them to trespass the poultry farm. The trio used to work at a farm near the poultry farm and used to trespass it on a regular basis.
When they were asked by Waghmare to not trespass the area, they got into an argument with him and murdered him. After murdering Waghmare, the trio threw his body on the railway tracks.