Gangster bumps off rival, dumps body on railway tracks
The body of a 19-year-old externed gangster was found at Hadapsar railway junction on Wednesday. Police say he was killed due to past enmity and, to avoid suspicion, the body was thrown on the railway tracks to make it look like he had met with an accident. On Thursday, police arrested another externed gangster, Aakash More for the murder.
On Wednesday around 2.30 am, a railway guard deployed at Hadapsar railway junction found a man’s body lying in pool of blood. Assuming it was an accident case, he alerted the police, who took the body to Sassoon General Hospital.
During the post-mortem it was revealed that the injuries on the body were caused by a sharp object and it was not an accidental death. The Hadapsar police started investigating the case and, within 24 hours, More was arrested.
The deceased was identified as Abhishek alias Sonu Kadam of Phurshungi. The Hadapsar police have registered a murder case against the notorious goon More and three accomplices under relevant sections of Indian Penal Code comprising criminal conspiracy, tampering evidence, murder and an act done with common intention.
Inspector R N Mohite of Hadapsar Police Station said, “The deceased Kadam had a criminal past since 2012 and most of the cases against him were of body offences — fights, attempt to murder etc. He was externed for one year by us.
On Wednesday, his body was found by the railway track and initially we suspected it was an accident and had reported an accidental death case. But during the post-mortem it was revealed that it was murder, as he had sustained injuries to his head with sharp objects.
His face was stoned so he could not be identified but he had a tattoo with the alphabets A K. We got a mobile handset from his pocket. The mobile handset had some friend’s images including of one Ashok More, who helped us find Kadam’s family.”
The officer added, “The deceased’s family members claimed that he was called by Aakash More for compromising in two cases of assault they had registered against each other with Wanawadi police station in June, after a fight between them.
More had called Kadam to Hadapsar and from there he went missing. More also has a criminal past and is a known local goon. He, too, had been externed.”