Farmer kills paramour for exposing extramarital affair to wife

Updated: 29 September, 2020 12:42 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Pune

The accused is a farmer who is married to another woman and was involved in an extramarital affair with the deceased woman, a police official said

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A woman, who was reported missing by her sister on Saturday, was found dead on Sunday in Pune's Adarsh colony. According to police officials, the deceased, identified as Priya Chavan (20), lived with her sister Reshma Chavan (24).

The police arrested a man identified as Prashant Gaikwad (31), a resident of Kiwale and the father of the deceased woman's child, reports Hindustan Times. The accused is a farmer, who is married to another woman and was involved in an extramarital affair with the deceased woman, a police official said.

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Senior police inspector Manish Kalyankar of Dehuroad police station said that Gaikwad was arrested and remanded to police custody until October 1 by a court. He was found in Rahatani while he was trying to flee. Another accused identified as Vikas Rokade was arrested on Sunday.

"A minor boy was also identified but not yet apprehended. The kidnapping and the killing happened at 2 am on Saturday," SI Kalyankar said.

Sub-inspector Ashok Jagtap of Dehuroad police station said," These three men were together when Gaikwad went to her house and dragged her out of her house on Friday midnight. While Gaikwad went to her house, the others were standing nearby. They were all involved in the murder."

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According to the complainant, the deceased and the accused knew each other for the past five years. During the police investigation, it was learnt that the deceased woman has a six-month-old daughter with the accused man. However, he did not wish to care for the child as he was married to another woman, a police officer said.

"On Thursday, the woman had gone to his house and confronted him in front of his wife. His wife had left the house after that. He was angry about the incident," PSI Jagtap said. The Dehuroad police station has registered a case under Sections 302 (murder), 201 (destruction of evidence), and 364 (kidnapping for murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

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First Published: 29 September, 2020 12:00 IST

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