Pune Crime: Voodoo doll 'delivers' death threat to Lonavla civic chief

Apr 19, 2017, 08:29 IST | Chaitraly Deshmukh

President of Lonavla Municipal Council receives bizarre death threat. Surekha Jadhav gets black doll on stretcher along with letter that mentions day and date of her death as well as the cause

The black doll, along with the handwritten message, was sent to Jadhav on Sunday

Pune: The president of the Lonavla Municipal Council was at the receiving end of a bizarre threat late last week. 

Surekha Nandkumar Jadhav (55), who was elected to the council on BJP's ticket for the second time in December, received a black doll on a tirdi (stretcher on which a body is placed), along with a letter that mentioned she would die of a cardiac arrest later this week. The letter, which was written in Marathi, also specified the day and date of her death (April 25, 11.08 am). Jadhav has filed a case with the Lonavla city police.

Surekha Nandkumar Jadhav

Incidentally, Jadhav was in Kerala to attend a colleague's son's wedding when the parcel was delivered to her. "I came to know about the incident through my volunteers. I do not believe in such superstitions. This is not the first time such an incident has taken place with me. I want the culprit to be nabbed soon," said Jadhav.

She also ruled out any health issues. "My health is fine. I have a daughter whose wedding I need to manage, along with my work. Once I return to Pune, I will approach the police," said Jadhav, who lost her husband sometime back.

When contacted, a police officer with the Lonavla police said, "Our superior is looking into the matter. We will register a case once Jadhav approaches us."

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