Police arrest girl for killing Dalit youth, 3 family members booked earlier

Police arrest girl for killing Dalit youth, 3 family members booked earlier


After arresting three members of a family in connection with the murder case of a Dalit youth, the Pune police have now held a 19-year-old girl from the same family.

Earlier, the police arrested the girl’s father Vijay Paigude (50), mother Vandana Paigude (40), brother Ajay (19), and her brother’s friend Sagar Rathod (21), in connection with the case.

As per the report by the Indian Express, 22-year-old Pradhunya Prakash Kamble was murdered at Dangat Patil Nagar in Shivane on March 16.

After his cousin filed an FIR, the investigation began. As per the reports, he was in a relationship with a 19-year-old suspect named Prajakta. However, the girl’s family was against their relationship.

The four accused have been booked under Sections 302, 341 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Sections of the Arms Act.

Since the deceased was from the Dalit community, sections of the SC&ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act were also invoked.

As per the reports by Indian Express, Prajakta made a phone call to Kamble on March 16 and asked him to come and meet her. He was then attacked by Prajakta’s family members with sharp weapons, leading to his death.

ACP Rukmini Galande said, “We found Prajakta was involved in the murder conspiracy. She had called the deceased Kamble over phone before the murder. So we have arrested Prajakta and also invoked Section 120 b (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC in this case. The court has remanded Prajakta to police custody till March 24 for further investigation.”

Interestingly, Kamble also had a criminal record and was booked in a couple of body offence cases in the past. He was arrested in 2021 after Prajakta’s family had filed a rape case against him.

They also said that the girl tried to commit suicide after the incident.

Courtesy : india today

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