Nagpur: Ankit Shahu, one of the accused in macabre Kamble double murder case, has been remanded to police custody the second time. Judge S K Kulkarni remanded the accused to police custody till March 31, 2018, during a hearing held on Wednesday.
Government Pleader Nitin Telgote, Assistant Government Pleader Prashant Sakhre and assisting Adv Sameer Sonavane represented the State.
Ankit Shahu was arrested for his involvement in the murder of Usha Kamble and her one and a half year old granddaughter Rashi, mother and daughter respectively of Nagpur Today’s senior crime reporter Ravikant Kamble.
Earlier cops had arrested Ganesh Shahu, his wife Gudiya and a minor boy in the case. Ganesh owns a grocery shop in Pawansut Nagar, who had brutally killed Usha Kamble and Rashi by slitting their throats with a tin plate of an oil can. Ganesh had murdered Usha and Rashi on the first floor of his house. In a bid to destroy the evidence, Ganesh along with other accused had packed the bodies in gunny bags and dumped them under a culvert near Durga Layout, behind Vihirgaon village on Umred road.
The Kamble duo was earlier reported missing, but later their bodies were found in the nullah. Ganesh Shahu, in his statement, has admitted to have committed the crime. In his statement Ganesh said that Usha had demanded Rs 7000 from him and allegedly abused him in front of customers in his grocery shop. He then asked Usha to come to his house above the shop on the pretext of giving her money. After an argument, he along with other accused brutally killed Usha and Rashi.
An offence under sections 302, 364, 201, 34 of Indian Penal Code, read with Sections 2,3 and 5 of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, was registered against the accused.