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Maha Dalit killings : Police arrest murderer, say murder for property dispute

Dalit murder

Pune: Police have arrested on thursday none other than sensational murder of three persons from a Dalit family in Javkhed Khalsa village in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra.

The murder case was registered by a Prashant Jadhav (30), who had filed the first information report in this case, said Pathardi police station

In the afternoon of October 21, dead bodies of Sanjay Jagganath Jadhav (42), his wife Jayshree (38) and their only son Sunil (19) were found in pieces in a well located about half a kilometer from their residence in Wagh Vasti, a hamlet in the Javkhed Khalsa village.

Police said that Prashant is nephew of deceased Sanjay Jadhav. Primary investigation revealed that the murder is a fall out of some property related dispute within the family. Police sources said that they got clues from the Narco analysis test of the family members of the deceased.

Police suspect involvemnet of other family members who might have helped Prashant in executing the murder. They also believe that Prashant may have hired the killers by paying supari money.

The Pathardi police produced Prashant before the local court on Thursday afternoon. They have sought his custody for further investigation.

The family was probably sleeping when the killers struck them with hard, sharp objects in the early hours. They chopped the bodies of the men with a hacksaw or a cutter, and dumped some of the remains in the well and the rest in a bore well ditch.

According to the sources, Police have got important leads about the vehicle and weapons used in the crime.

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