Published On : Tue, Nov 17th, 2015

Triple murder most foul: Man slaughters three youths the satanic way near city

The demonic accused virtually performed post-mortem of three live persons by indiscriminately stabbing and hacking them with the help of a machete or knife used in smashing a coconut. And himself rang the Hingna Assistant Police Inspector and told him in cold blood about his horrific act.

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Nagpur: In a blood-curdling incident of unimaginable magnitude for which no adjectives could define the word cruelty in true sense, a middle aged man on Tuesday morning slaughtered three youths or say performed post-mortem of three live persons by indiscriminately stabbing and hacking them with the help of a machete or knife used in smashing a coconut. The bodies of the three deceased bore such gory wounds that even a satan or demon could think twice before inflicting. The exact reason for the cold-blooded murders could not be ascertained immediately but it is learnt the incident was pitfall of frequent brawls between the deceased and the murderer. The ghastly triple murder sent shock waves the village Ghodali-Gumgaon (Dongargaon) near upcoming Vrindavan Township on Wardha Road coming under Hingna Police Station jurisdiction.

Displaying his diabolic nature, the satanic killer himself phoned the Assistant Police Inspector of Hingna and told him about his horrific act much to the chagrin of the cop.

According to details and sources, the massacred youths have been identified as Sunil Bhimraj Kotangale (32), resident of Ghuti-Dongargaon, Kailash Narayan Bahadure (29), resident of Dongargaon and Golu alias Ashish Lahubhan Gaekwad (27), resident of Ghuti-Gumgaon. Sunil used to run a paan thela and tea stall near Vrindavan Township while Kailash was cook at a private company. Golu was a labourer. The three deceased and the murderer, identified as Raju Birha (aged between 45 and 48 years) were known to each other in one way or the other. The alleged killer is history-sheeter with several offences of serious nature registered against him. He was an externee and had faced preventive detention in the past. Last year, he had reportedly attacked PSI Dilip Kondalekar over some matter. By profession, Raju Birha is bootlegger. And most macabre fact said about Raju is that he used to assist doctors in Government hospitals in carrying out post-mortems of highly decomposed bodies the expertise he practically used in the “post-mortem” of three live persons by way of inflicting unimaginable cuts and pierces. In totality, the accused Raju Birha stabbed the three deceased for more than 50 times and even after their death, he continued the blows and thus displayed the cruelty that was playing heavily with his uncontrollable anger.

The gruesome incident started around 9.30 am on Tuesday when the accused Raju Birha first stormed into the tea stall of Sunil Kotangale and started delivering blows after blows on his body with the coconut breaking knife. He inflicted over a dozen stab wounds on Sunil killing him on the spot. Raju Birha then turned his evil sights on Kailash and Golu, who had seen Raju slaughtering Sunil and were on the run. Raju chased Kailash with great vigour and caught him and without warning or mercy eliminated him with more than 10-12 fatal blows delivered by the knife. Kailash too collapsed on the spot and died. After the second gory act, the accused Raju Birha reportedly chased Golu on a vehicle as Golu had covered a fairly long distance while escaping from the spot. But ultimately, Golu too fell victim to the accused Raju’s knife and he too died on the spot after receiving 12-15 blows. The three were done to death in such rapid succession that no one among them actually got chance to save themselves from the deadly onslaught of Raju Birha.

In the meanwhile, Sunil’s wife Babbli witnessed the murders with horror on her face but from a safe distance. However, she too faced terror of her life when the accused Raju Birha reportedly spotted her by chance and ran towards her in order to finish her too. But Babbli had a lucky escape as Raju abandoned the chase midway and changed his mind.

After the bloodbath, the accused headed for his home but not before visiting the three youths and again stabbed their dead bodies indiscriminately as if he was performing post-mortem. After reaching home, the accused Raju spine-chillingly rang the API S B Khadke of Hingna Police Station at 10.33 am and told him about the murders he just carried out. The API was stunned to hear the cold voice and equally cold murders. But soon he reposed himself and rushed the spot along with a team of policemen. The cops first arrested the accused Raju Birha who later took them to the crime scene. The stone-faced cops were shaken to the core when they witnessed the bloody and fleshy bodies of Sunil, Kailash and Golu. The bodies were later sent to GMCH for post-mortem after police completed the initial probe and paper formalities.

A case under Sections 302, 307, 114 of IPC read with Sub-Section 4+25 of Arms Act has been registered against the arrested accused Raju Birha.

Sources said that police were also investigating whether more persons were involved in the crime or it was the act of only Raju Birha.