Mumbai Shocker: Constable Allegedly Injected With Poison Dies After Robbery Attempt Near Railway Track

Mumbai Shocker: Constable Allegedly Injected With Poison Dies After Robbery Attempt Near Railway Track

Kopri police recorded Pawar's statement and registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code sections and murder section was added after his demise during treatment.

Megha KuchikUpdated: Thursday, May 02, 2024, 05:59 PM IST
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Constable Vishal Pawar, 30 years old, died on Wednesday after allegedly being injected with a poisonous substance by a gang of robbers and drug addicts near a railway track close to Maunga on April 28. Pawar was attached to the Worli Local Arms division-3 and had been battling for his life for three days.

What Actually Happened

According to the police, Pawar resided in Thane and had been in the police department since 2015. On April 28, he was heading for a night shift aboard a slow local train. He was dressed in civilian clothes and standing near the door while talking on his mobile phone, Around 9.30 pm. as the train slowed down between Matunga and Sion stations, someone outside the train struck his hand, causing the mobile phone to fall outside the local train. As the local was slow Pawar disembarked to pursue the thief but was soon surrounded by a gang of alleged robbers and drug addicts. Amid their assault, one member of the gang purportedly injected him with a poisonous substance on his back while others helped him. They also forced a red liquid into his mouth, causing him to lose consciousness. He regained consciousness nearly 12 hours later and somehow managed to return home to Thane, prompting his family to admit him to a Thane Government Hospital.

Case Registered By Police

Upon his family's approach, the Kopri police station, police recorded Pawar's statement and registered a case under the Indian Penal Code sections 392 (robbery), 394 (hurting while robbing), 328 (causing harm by administering poisonous substances), the murder section 302 was added after his demise during treatment. The case was transferred to Dadar railway police station. 

Anil Kadam, Senior Police Inspector at Dadar Railway Police Station, stated, "Multiple teams, comprising city police and railway police, have been formed for investigation, with technical assistance. However, no CCTV cameras were near the track where the incident occurred. Pawar's body has been handed over to his family for the final rites, which took place in his village." However, the doctors have not yet specified the cause of death, keeping it reserved for further investigation, Kadad Added. 

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