Nagpur: A 30-year old man was murdered and his body was dumped into a well situated in MHADA Colony in Wadi area. Cops have arrested three persons in connection with the murder and hunting two other accused who have gone absconding. Initially, Wadi police had registered a case of accidental death when the man’s body was found floating in the well. However, the post-mortem revealed the deceased was thrashed and stoned to death by assailants.
The deceased has been identified as Salim Ahmed Sheikh (30), resident of Ramji Ambedkar, Ward No 5, 8th Mile, Wadi.
According to information, the deceased Salim Ahmed Sheikh had left home around 7 pm on September 26 and had told family members that he was going to sister Shahnaz Sayyed’s house in Ajni. However, the next day Shahnaz phoned and told family members that Salim had not come to her house. Salim’s mobile phone too was found switched off. Subsequently, a missing complaint was lodged at Ajni Police Station.
Meanwhile, a man’s body was found floating in the well at MHADA Colony, Davalameta, Wadi. The brother of the deceased, Akbar Ahmed Sheikh (28), identified the body as that of Salim Ahmed Sheikh. After registering a case of accidental death, Wadi police launched a detailed probe.
In the meanwhile, the post-mortem report revealed that the deceased Salim was beaten and stoned to death and later his body was dumped in the well with the intention of destroying evidence. With this new development, cops started their investigation to crack the murder.
As the cops were investigating the murder, a person named Mangesh Shende came to the house of Akbar Ahmed Sheikh and told him that his deceased brother Salim and the five accused Ravi Laxman Katre (30), Guddu Laxman Katre (28), Akash Narnavre (28), Sanjay Shrinath Marve (24) and Kishore Ashok Sathe (28), all residents of 8th Mile, Wadi, were involved in a brawl over an old dispute. During the fight, the five accused thrashed Salim severely and also attacked him with stones the same day when Salim left home for going to his sister’s house in Ajni.
With this revelation, Wadi cops started searching for the accused and succeeded in nabbing Ravi Laxman Katre, Sanjay Shrinath Marve and Kishore Ashok Sathe. The other two accused Guddu Laxman Katre and Akash Narnavre have gone absconding and are being hunted.
During the interrogation, the three arrested accused told police that after murdering Salim, he was taken to the deserted well one kilometer away from the crime spot on a Discover motorcycle and his body was thrown into the well to destroy the evidence. But before dumping the body, some stones were inserted into his shirt so that the body remains at the bed of the well forever.
The investigation and arrests were made by PSIs Y M Kharsan, H R Ingole, head constables Shankar Shukla, Ajay Patil, Rajesh Bharne, Jitendra Dubey, Vijay Mishra, Deepak Avchat, Ravindra Chandekar, constables Kamalesh Javalikar, Munindra Invate, Mahendra Sadmake under the guidance of DCP Deepali Masirkar, ACP Rajratan Bansod (MIDC) and Senior PI Bhimrao Khandade.