Pune: A 21-year-old woman drug peddler, who was recently out on bail, hatched a murder plot of her former lover, after he was stalking her even after her wedding.
Four persons including a minor and the woman were nabbed by the Pimpri police on Tuesday night after they allegedly murdered Sagar Thorat (28).
The arrested accused have been identified as Archana Jalinder Nikam, her brother Prem Dilip Randive(22), Ganesh Balu Rokade (19) and a minor. The incident occurred at 11 pm in Karachi Chowk in Pimpri.
According to Deputy Commissioner of Police Ganesh Shinde, at around 11 pm, they received a call from the police control room about clashes between some people at Karachi Chowk.
When police officials reached the spot, they found Sagar in a pool of blood. Sagar was then taken to a hospital, but he succumbed to injuries inflicted on him by a sharp weapon by the accused.
“The accused persons were armed with a sickle. Archana called Sagar at the chowk and then the four persons attacked him. Multiple blows of sickle on Sagar’s head and face led to his death,” added Shinde.
Senior Police Inspector Vivek Muglikar said that as police officials were successful in reaching at the crime spot early, it helped them in nabbing Archana from Pimpri railway station.
“The other three persons were traced and nabbed in Lonavla by our police teams,” added Muglikar.
The Pimpri police said that Archana was arrested four months ago in a narcotics case and was out on bail in May.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Ram Mandurke said that Archana’s husband Jalinder is lodged in Yerwada prison and her brother Randive is also a history sheeter on police records. The complaint in this case was lodged by Sagar’s wife Dika.
The arrested accused were produced in the court on Wednesday and sent to police custody till July 3.
The police investigation team included Assistant Police Inspector Raju Thubal, Ramdas Munde, Police Sub-Inspector Balasaheb Antarkar and other policemen.