Retired Army captain residing on footpath bludgeoned to death

Sakal Times
Saturday, 3 February 2018

According to the Lashkar police station, Bali was found lying in the pool of blood on the footpath by the security guard of PWD quarters who reported the matter to police. He was then rushed to Sassoon Hospital but succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning

Pune: Sixty-seven-year-old retired Army captain Ravindra Kumar Bali who used to reside on a footpath close to Officers Mess in Pune Cantonment was bludgeoned to death by an unknown man on intervening night of Thursday and Friday.

According to the Lashkar police station, Bali was found lying in the pool of blood on the footpath by the security guard of PWD quarters who reported the matter to police. He was then rushed to Sassoon Hospital but succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning.

The police informed that as per the information available to them through media reports, Bali was a pass out of the prestigious National Defence Academy and was living on the footpath adjoining Officers Mess since 2013. He worked in the Army for a period of 18 years but then left the service to take care of his ailing parents.

He didn’t complete 20 years of service and hence, was not entitled to a pension. He was living on the footpath after his one bedroom apartment was auctioned by a bank as he was unable to pay monthly installments.

Vasant Kuvar, Police Inspector, Lashkar police station, said, “He was an ex-Army man and was residing in the Cantonment from past 4-5 years. He was bludgeoned to death with a cement block. The identity of his killer is still unknown but we have started our investigation and will arrest the murderer soon.” The police has registered a case under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

 

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