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Man dies of "accidental stabbing" in Nagpur while preventing suicide attempt of brother's friend

Updated on: 28 January,2024 08:29 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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A 25-year-old man lost his life in an accidental stabbing in Nagpur while trying to prevent his brother's friend from attempting suicide

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A 25-year-old man lost his life in an accidental stabbing in Nagpur while trying to prevent his brother's friend from attempting suicide. The incident occurred on Thursday, and the police has arrested the person attempting self-harm, identified as Rohit Gyaneshwar Kharwe (27), newswire PTI reported.

Kharwe used to reside in the house of his friend Manish Pramod Karwade in the Hudkeshwar area of the city. Manish's mother and brother Shubham also lived there.

Rohit was upset that his younger sister had been missing for the past seven years, he said.

On Thursday night, Rohit became emotional and started blaming himself for not being able to trace his sister. He grabbed a kitchen knife and tried to kill himself, said an official citing the FIR.

Rohit pushed Manish after he tried to intervene. Manish's head hit against a wall, causing injuries, the official said.

Shubham then tried to snatch the knife from Rohit but got accidentally stabbed. He was rushed to the hospital where succumbed to his wounds in the early hours of Friday.

Based on Manish's statement, the Hudkeshwar police arrested Rohit for culpable homicide not amounting to murder on Saturday, he said, adding further investigations are underway.

In a separate incident, a 26-year-old woman IT professional has been shot dead allegedly by a male friend with whom she was in a relationship in Maharashtra's Pune district, police said on Sunday.

The incident took place at a lodge in Hinjawadi area of Pimpri Chinchwad on Saturday and the police got the information on Sunday morning, they said, adding the motive behind the killing was yet not known.

According to a senior police official, the accused has been identified as Rishab Nigam and detained in Mumbai.

As per preliminary information, the accused and the victim, both hailing from Uttar Pradesh, were in a relationship.

The deceased worked in an IT firm in Hinjawadi and the accused lived in UP.

"The accused had come from Uttar Pradesh and was staying in a lodge in Hinjawadi where he called the deceased. As per preliminary information, on Saturday night, he shot the woman and fled. We came to know about the incident this morning," Deputy Commissioner of Police Bapu Bangar said.

The man was traced and detained in Mumbai and was being brought to Pune for further investigation, he said.

"The motive is yet to be clear. A case has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC at Hinjawadi police station and further investigation is on," the official said. (With inputs from PTI)

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