Published On : Thu, May 30th, 2013

Two more murders put cops on toes; two arrested, others absconding

The number of murders has shot up to 11 in last week, thus questioning the accountability of city Police.

Nagpur News: With 9 murders being reported in city in last 7 days and two reported just last night, the accountability of city police is at stake. While cops have failed to zero in on the criminals in many of the murder cases, there are quite a few cases in which cops acted fast and nabbed the murderers. Yet, question of police credibility still remains in dark and the spree of murder doesn’t seem to stop. The police fear seems to be fading away with the recent reported publically done murders.

Amidst the juggling between cracking the cases and saving the police image from being sabotaged, two more murders within a span of 3 hours in Sakkardara and Ganeshpeth have again pointed questioned on the credibility of Nagpur Police. Police failed to get even a clue in the first murder while the cops were successful in nabbing two criminals in the second murder case.

The first incidence took place on Wednesday evening around 8.30 pm in full public view. A pan kiosk owner was brutally killed in public at Mokshadham Square by four dreaded goons. The deceased Vishal Mahadev Mangde (34), a resident of New Indora, Republican Nagar, Gali No. 4, Jaripatka owned a pan kiosk near Mokshadham Square. The accused Sandy alias Lakhan Gaikwad and Vishal had an heated argument a few days ago due to which Lakhan was burning in anger to take revenge from Vishal. On Wednesday, Lakhan went to Vishal’s pan kiosk while his other mates were waiting for him at the square. On seeing Lakhan approaching his kiosk, Vishal tried to escape but Lakhan chased him and grabbed him at Mokshadham Square. Lakhan along with his mates surrounded Vishal and attacked him with sharp-edged weapons. After making sure that Vishal is dead, the assailants conveniently boarded different bikes and sped away.

Someone gave information to Police Control Room after which Ganbneshpeth police reached the spot. They performed panchanama and sent the body for post-mortem at Government Medical College and Hospital. A large number of peopl have gathered on the spot giving hard time to police to conduct the primary investigations.

After preliminary investigations, police registered a murder case against assailants and have launched a hunt for them.

In the second murder which took place just two-and-a-half hours after the earlier one, a middle-aged man was killed brutally in front of Hanuman Mandir, Budhwari Bazaar over some old rivalry. The deceased Sachin Arunrao Gawande (32), a resident of Q. No. 6/2, Raje Raghuji Nagar, was killed with sharp weapons and later his face was smashed with a boulder. The accused Kailash Vitthalrao Londase (31), a resident of Raut Nagar, Dighori; Mohammad Shahid (25), a resident of Harkur Nagar, Umrer Road; Vikas Londase, Ashish Raut, and Jeetu Kakde surrounded Sachin and his brother in front of Hanuman Mandir, near Budhwari Bazaar, and stabbed him to death. The accused also attacked his brother Roshan with sharp-edged weapons and threatened him to kill.

On being informed, Sakkardara Police reached the spot and conducted the panchnama. The body was sent for post-mortem while his brother was sent for treatment. Police have registered a murder cases and arrested Kailash Londase and Mohammad Shahid in the case while other assailants are still at large. Police have launched a hunt for the absconding criminals.