Mumbai Crime: Ulhasnagar gangster Chaddi was choked to death, police tell his son

Updated: Feb 25, 2020, 07:41 IST | Diwakar Sharma | Mumbai

Slain gangster's kin on their way to Ulhasnagar to file plaint in the matter and get a case registered against corporator Kishnani, who according to them is involved in Chaddi's alleged murder.

Naresh Chaddi
Naresh Chaddi

Just a day after an FSL report revealed that gangster Naresh Aasandas Pahalajani alias Naresh Chaddi died of asphyxia, the Khadakpada police told the deceased's son, Pravin, that his father was choked to death, and that they will register an FIR in the case. The slain gangster's kin are on their way to Ulhasnagar to file a complaint in the matter and get a case registered against corporator Godhumal Kishnani and his associates, who they think are allegedly involved in Chaddi's murder.

Chaddi's wife Deepa, who was the first one to spot his body, told mid-day that he was lying face down on a sofa at Sai Paradise building in Kalyan's Khadakpada area. "I reached Kalyan from Bengaluru by train on February 2, 2016. I called him up on his cell phone several times but he did not respond. I was worried, as we had decided a couple of hours ago that he would come to receive me at the station. When he did not turn up, I reached the building and called him up again. But, there was no response," she said.

"After waiting for a few minutes, I called a key maker and got the door opened. On entering the house, I found Chaddi lying face down on the sofa. I called one of his friends, who reached the flat and informed the police. I don't remember anything that happened after that as the incident was shocking for me," she recalled.

Chaddi's brother Raju said, "His nose was swollen and bleeding. The post-mortem was video-recorded at Kasturba hospital." The post-mortem report says – 'evidence of contusion and abrasions over body. Final opinion kept pending for histopathology, chemical analysis and accessory on body found in February 3, 2016 examination report'. He further said, "The autopsy report clearly states that there were contusion marks and abrasions on his body, yet the Khadakpada police did not file an FIR.

Corporator Godhumal KishnaniCorporator Godhumal Kishnani

Even though we said that corporator Godhumal Kishnani, his son Pravin and their associates were involved in Chaddi's murder, the cops just filed an accidental death report (ADR)."

"On October 3, 2015, my brother had given a complaint to senior Thane police officers that the Khadakpada police were harassing him at the behest of corporator Kishnani and his son Pravin. But no action was taken," alleged Raju, adding, "My brother had left the crime world and was running a small cafeteria to earn a livelihood."

Even though corporator Kishnani was not available for comment, his son Pravin said, "Neither does my father nor I know Naresh Chaddi. The allegations made against us are baseless." An officer from Khadakpada police station said, "We are waiting to record the statements of Chaddi's kin so that an FIR can be registered."

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