Mentally unstable man allegedly stabbed three of family to death

Published: Jul 14, 2019, 11:50 IST | mid-day online desk

The accused reportedly went to his neighbour's house and attacked three persons there with a sharp grass-cutting tool

Mentally unstable man allegedly stabbed three of family to death
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Shirdi: A mentally unstable man had allegedly three members of a family, including a teenage girl stabbed to death in Maharashtra. The alleged incident occurred in Nimgaon village in Shirdi temple town of Nashik district on Saturday.

Reportedly, two persons were injured during the incident. Deputy Superintendent of Police Somnath Wakchoure said that the accused, Arjun Panhale (50), who was apparently not mentally sound, had a tiff with a family residing in his neighbourhood over some cleanliness issue outside his house.

The accused reportedly went to his neighbour's house and attacked three persons there with a sharp grass-cutting tool. All the three were killed on the spot. 

The deceased were identified as Namdev Thakur (62), his wife Dagubai Thakur (50) and daughter Khushi Thakur (16). Two other persons received injuries when they tried to save their family members and were undergoing treatment at a local hospital, the official said.

Panhale, who worked as a plumber, was subsequently arrested and the weapon used in the crime was seized, he said, adding that some paper clippings of crime news, rotten fruits and empty plastic bottles were found in his house. A case was registered against the accused under Indian Penal Code Section 302 (murder), he said.

With inputs from PTI

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