Published On : Tue, Jul 2nd, 2013
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Gandhi Sagar Lake or Death Lake: 1 more body found; 80 bodies in three months

Jagdish Khare, the diver, has pulled out 80 bodies in three months. Even though the NMC and Nagpur citizens themselves have not valued Khare’s very crucial services, Kolkata’s “Telegraph” Group of Newspapers saw Khare a respected personality and honoured him in a best way. Recently, Jagdish Khare entered the Limca Book of Records.

 

Nagpur News: The Gandhi Sagar (popularly called Shukrawar Talav) by Nagpur citizens is in the headlines, albeit, for very unfortunate reasons. The lake has shockingly become a “favourite” spot for committing suicides. This fact is not for the sake of reporting but is ground reality.

According to police, a body was found floating in the Gandhi Sagar Lake. When the Ganeshpeth police reached the spot, they summoned diver Jagdish Khare to pull out body. After the body was brought to the shores of the lake, the identity of the dead person was made possible by an election card in the name of Vinod Sheshrao Mandavkar (35), a resident of Shivaji Nagar, Chitnavispura. After comp[letion of paper work, police sent Vinod’s body to Government Hospital for post-mortem.

According to reports from suicide spot, a body was noticed floating by some nearby people. They informed the Ganeshpeth police and in return, police called diver Jagdish Khare to bring body to shores of the lake. Police asked Jagdish to search pockets of the dead person. Jagdish did the same and found the election card. On the basis of the election card, police come to know the name of the dead person as Vinod Mandavkar as per a preliminary investigation. The police informed the relatives of Vinod. Although police have registered an accidental death case, they are probing the matter from all possible angles. They said, if the dead person is Vinod Mandavkar, then they would ascertain the reasons behind the suicide by Vinod. Police are just not following the election card.

80 BODIES IN 3 MONTHS: Gandhi Sagar (Death lake) come under the jurisdiction of Ganeshpeth Police Station. Therefore, it could be assumed the Ganeshpeth police must have been handling the suicide cases more than the other crimes. Anyway, whenever a body is seen floating in the Shukrawar Talav, Ganeshpeth police remember only one name. Jagdish Khare, the diver, who must at least pulled out 80 bodies in three months. Even though the NMC and Nagpur citizens themselves have not valued Khare’s very crucial services, Kolkata’s “Telegraph” Group of Newspapers saw Khare a respected personality and honoured him in a best way. Recently, Jagdish Khare entered the Limca Book of Records. However, the so-called social organizations never tried Jagdish Khare  get paid by any Government or non Government organization.  Jagdish Khare is the same person whose honorary payment was discontinued by the NMC Commissioner and the Fire Brigade Department.