Family of woman was against their relationship, say police
Kamble was murdered at Dangat Patil Nagar in Shivane on March 16. (Representational)
Pune Police on Tuesday arrested a 19-year-old woman in connection with the murder of Dalit man Pradhunya Prakash Kamble (22), who was having a love affair with her. The woman has been identified as Prajakta Vijay Paigude, a resident of Shivane.
Police had earlier arrested her father Vijay Paigude (50), mother Vandana Paigude (40), brother Ajay (19), and her brother’s friend Sagar Rathod (21), in connection with the case.
Kamble was murdered at Dangat Patil Nagar in Shivane on March 16. His 17 year old cousin had lodged an FIR at the Warje police station.
Police said Kamble, who was staying at Ramoshi Wadi in Gokhale Nagar, was in love with Prajakta. However, the woman’s family was against their relationship.
Police said within eight hours of the murder, four accused were arrested in this case, and booked under Sections 302 (murder), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections of the Arms Act.
Police say it is also suspected Prajakta tried to commit suicide after the incident. A team headed by Senior Inspector Shankar Khatke broke open the door and found that a piece of cloth was tied on the ceiling fan. Also, we found some injury marks on Prajakta’s hands. “Prajakta was then provided medical treatment,” said ACP Galande.
The officer also said they have got CCTV footage from the incident spot and it would be used at an appropriate time during the course of investigation.