Nagpur: Tempers flied thick and fast in Jaripatka area as a trivial tiff over domestic sewage water management between three families turned bloody and led to ghastly murder of two brothers. Wife of one of the deceased brothers was also injured grievously. Cops have arrested the key accused and two women and launched a massive manhunt to nab three other accused in the double murder case. Those arrested are Prashant Chamke, his wife Geeta and Vandana Chamke.
The double murder sparked tension in the area with hundreds of irate residents gheraoing the Jaripatka Police Station and demanding immediate arrest of the accused. Sensing trouble, additional police force was summoned to the spot. Cops had to resort to lathi-charge to disperse the crowd who burnt tyres in an attempt to block traffic. A few persons reportedly suffered injuries in the lathi-charge. A large contingent of police force has been deployed in the area to avert any untoward incident.
The deceased brothers have been identified as Imrat Rana and Puranmal Rana, both residents of Plot No. 116, Ambatoli, Samata Nagar. The accused have been identified as Prashant Arjun Chamke (40), Geeta Prashant Chamke (31), Vandana Chamke (35), Jhanak Munnalal Tomaskar (45), Ankush Jhanak Tomaskar and brother-in-law of Jhanak Tomaskar.
According to police, the Chamke family resides behind the Rana family’s residence in Samata Nagar Slums. The two families often brawled over stagnated sewage water. On Sunday around 9 am, the accused Prashant Chamke asked Imrat Rana to clean the sewage water pipeline. But a casual reply by Imrat Rana led to a quarrel between the two. Soon the wordy duel took the shape of attack with Chamke family thrashing Imrat Rana and his wife Sunita (30). As Imrat and Sunita ran in their house for safety, the accused Chamke family threw bricks on them causing injuries to both husband-wife duo. In the meanwhile, other accused Jhanak Tomaskar, Arjun Tomaskar and their one relative too joined the fight and stormed the house of Ranas. The six accused caught hold of Sunita’s hair and bashed up her severely. Later, the six accused, caught Imrat and stabbed him with sharp-edged weapons. When Sunita tried to save her husband, accused Geeta Chamke and Vandana thrashed her severely. Hearing the commotion, Imrat’s brother Puranmal rushed to save him, he too was stabbed by the accused. All the six accused later fled the spot.
Meanwhile, the seriously injured Imrat and Puranmal were taken to Mayo Hospital. However, Puranmal died on way while Imrat succumbed to stab injuries during treatment.
It is learnt that the key accused Prashant Chamke is a notorious criminal with a number of offences registered against him at various police stations. He was also externed. The Chamke family is involved in illegal brewing and sale of liquor in the area.
Jaripatka police have registered the case under Sections 302, 307, 147, 148, 149, 34 of IPC and probing the matter further.