The Rabale police booked a 43-year-old man for allegedly killing a 37-year-old man in Ghansoli area on Tuesday. Currently, the accused is absconding and the deceased was found locked in his house in Ghansoli on Monday night.
The complainant Jatashankar Pandey, 30, a resident of Koparkhairane informed the police that the deceased Narendra Pandey was his elder brother, and he had gone to meet his friend Arjun Chaudhary 43, on Sunday evening in the Ghansoli area. However, he did not return home and a missing person’s complaint was also registered at the Rabale police station by his sister-in-law on July 19.
According to police, the deceased Narendra was living with his wife and a daughter in Ghansoli on rent for the last six months. “On July 18 evening around 6.30 pm, Narendra told his wife that he was going to meet one of his friends in Ghansoli,” said a police official from Rabale police station. However, he did not return and his mobile was switched off.
The next day on July 19, the family registered a mission person’s complaint at Rabale police station. Meanwhile, Sunnaina, the deceased’s wife informed the missing incident Jatashankar.
Jatashankar then went to check his elder brother’s friend Chaudhary’s house which is also in the Ghansoli area. when he reached his home, he found it was locked from outside. When he opened the window by force, he was shocked to see a pool of blood inside the home. He immediately informed the Rabale police and opened the door. “The body of Narendra was found in the bathroom with a dried bloodstain at his body. He was murdered with knife and iron rod,” said Yogesh Gawade, senior police inspector from Rabale police station.
Meanwhile, the Rabale police registered a case of murder against Chaudhary under section 302 of IPC. Gawade said that Chaudhary is absconding since the incident and they are looking for him.