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Wife's ex-lover, aide held for rly employee's murder

Kiran Sonawane, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, December 29, 2012
First Published: 01:58 IST(29/12/2012) | Last Updated: 01:59 IST(29/12/2012)

Santosh Kharat, 30, and his accomplice have been arrested for the murder of railway employee Maruti Dethe at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Thane on Monday.

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Police inspector Prakash Gawahane said: "Dethe's wife was Kharat's former girlfriend. She would meet Kharat secretly and tell him about Dethe's extra-marital affair. To end the woman's problems, Kharat decided to kill Dethe."

According to their plan, the accused invited Dethe and his wife for a party at Byculla on Saturday.

From there, he took the couple to a secluded place near the Aiyappa temple in Thane, where they consumed alcohol.

When Dethe passed out, Kharat smashed his head with a stone. With the help of his friend Vikas Damodar Malave, 30, Kharat put the body in a sack and disposed it of in the park.

The body was found on Monday.

The police are checking whether the wife too was involved in the plot.


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