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Man found dead near Pune railway station

Cops recover voter card registered at Jamnagar from wallet near body, say victim may have been pickpocket

The unidentified body of a man in his 30s was found near Porter's chawl in Pune railway station area last morning. The Bundgarden police said the person must have been murdered on Tuesday night. The police have also recovered empty bottles of alcohol and whitener from the spot. 


Scene of murder: The unidentified body of the man in his thirties was 
found on a mattress near Porter's chawl in Pune railway station area 
last morning


The empty bottles of whitener that were found on the spot by the police.
pics/Krunal Gosavi 

The locals in the area alerted the police after they saw the blood-soaked body of a man lying on a mattress. The police rushed to the spot, conducted a panchnama and shifted the body to Sassoon hospital for autopsy. The police are yet to ascertain the identity of youth who was killed. 

A wallet with an election card showing the card owner to be a resident of Jamnagar in Gujarat was recovered from the spot. The police said the election card was not enough to determine the identity of the person as they suspected the dead man could have been a pickpocket who might have laid his hands on some commuter's wallet before the incident. 

The locals said the murder might have happened as a result of dispute between pickpockets who assembled in the area often. Shailendra Chavan, a local political leader who alerted police, said the area had become a den for pickpockets who assembled there and indulged in addiction. 

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