Pune: Anti-Organised Crime Cell (North Region) of Pune police has solved the mystery of two murders which took place seven years ago after arresting a notorious criminal. The murders came to light after an externed criminal was arrested on January 2 for violating externment orders by the cell and admitted having committed the two murders in the year 2011.
The accused was identified as Sunil Kamble (30), a resident of Mulshi. Kamble has 149 cases of burglary against him. The police were not aware about the murders committed by him until they interrogated him.
According to the police, Kamble murdered the husband of his sister-in-law and his mother with the help of two accomplices, Sunny alias Ramchandra Jadhav (31) of Mulshi and Raju Yadav (29) of Ambegaon in July 2011.
The deceased were identified as Sambhaji alias Pintya Gothe and his mother Kantabai Gothe. The police said Kamble murdered Gothe as he wanted to marry his wife, who was the sister-in-law of Kamble. She was the younger sister of Kamble’s wife.
The police said Kamble and his accomplices invited Gothe for a drinking session and took him to Ambegaon where they murdered him. After a few days, Kantabai Gothe (55), mother of Gothe got suspicious about the role of Kamble in the disappearance of her son and told him that she is going to report the matter to the police. Before she could approach the police, Kamble took her to Dudhawari ghat in Khandala on the pretext of searching for her son and murdered her too.
Kamble disposed of the bodies near the murder spots. The body of Sambhaji Gothe was recovered by the police in July 2011 but the body of his mother hasn’t been recovered yet.
The police said Kamble later married the wife of Gothe, but she left him after she came to know about Kamble’s role in the murders of her husband and mother-in-law. His relatives did not inform the police as he threatened to kill them.
The Anti-Organised Crime Cell (North Region) has handed over Kamble to Ghodegaon police station under whose jurisdiction area the murders were