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Maharashtra: 46-year-old man held for murder bid on wife and children by attempting gas cylinder explosion in Nagpur

Updated on: 20 February,2024 10:38 PM IST  |  Nagpur
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A 46-year-old man allegedly attempted to set his wife and two children on fire in his house in Maharashtra's Nagpur by trying to cause a gas cylinder explosion

Maharashtra:  46-year-old man held for murder bid on wife and children by attempting gas cylinder explosion in Nagpur

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A 46-year-old man allegedly attempted to set his wife and two children on fire in his house in Nagpur district of Maharashtra over a domestic dispute by trying to cause a gas cylinder explosion, the police said on Tuesday, the PTI reported.


The timely intervention of family members avoided a potential tragedy, the police said.


The accused held his son (14 years), daughter (8 years), and 40-year-old wife hostage inside a room at his house in Koradi area on Monday and tried to set a gas cylinder on fire, an official said, as per the PTI.


According to the PTI, a potential tragedy was averted as other members of the family rushed in in time and overpowered him, who had removed the pipe of the gas cylinder and tried to light a match, as per the FIR.

He was arrested under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), 286 (negligent conduct with respect to explosive substance), and 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code, the official said.

Further investigation is underway, he said.

Meanwhile, three persons were arrested for allegedly murdering two water vendors and dumping their bodies in Kasara ghat and Vaitarna river, a police official said on Monday, the PTI reported.

The body of one of the victims was found on February 6 after which a probe began, Kasara police station senior inspector KD Kolhe said.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, the Palghar Police managed to arrest three persons who had fled to Hyderabad after killing a colleague, whose body was found in Vaitarna river on February 3.

"The police cracked the case as the victim's hand had some names tattooed. The victim was identified as Deepak Thoke (25). Further probe led to the arrests of Pentya Chittari (38), Saikumar Kadamaachi (22) and Kishore Shetye (29)," a Mokhada police station official said.

They confessed to killing Thoke as well as vendor whose body they had dumped in Kasara ghat, he said.

It was revealed that the accused and both victims sell mineral water in trains and had a monetary dispute, the official added.

"The man whose body was found in Vaitarna river was killed in the house of a accused in Titwala. The Kasara ghat victim, identified as Rinku Gupta, used to sell water in trains in the Ulhasnagar region. A missing person report was filed in Ulhasnagar police station on February 2," the official added.

A fourth accused identified as Sagar Telang is on the run, the official said.

(with PTI inputs)

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