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Satara district in Maharashtra tense after man says he killed lover from different caste

An angry mob attacked a few houses in Chinchner Vandan village in Satara district

mumbai Updated: Dec 07, 2016 23:21 IST
Satyajit Joshi
Satara
The accused allegedly told the police he was angry with his former girlfriend because she married someone else instead of him.

An angry mob attacked a few houses in a village in Satara district after a married woman was allegedly murdered by a youth from a different caste. Heavy security has been deployed in Chinchner Vandan village, along with a few surrounding villages, to avoid an untoward incident.

Satara superintendent of police Sandip Patil said the situation was under control and asked people not to believe any rumours. He has warned of strict action against those spreading rumours on social media.

The mob was allegedly incited after 21-year-old Aruna Mohite was found murdered. The police claim her former boyfriend Siddhaarth Danane confessed to killing her. He allegedly told the police he was angry with Mohite because she married someone else instead of him. The police said the couple had wanted to get married, but their families were against the union because they both belonged to different castes. Mohite’s family then married her off to a boy from Baramati in October this year, the police said.

The former couple had been in contact with each other on the mobile phone even after Aruna got married, the police said.

On November 30, the police said Mohite left her house in Baramati for Satara and told her family she was going to meet a friend. She met Danane in Satara and they left for Thoseghar, a popular picnic spot, in an ST bus, the police said. Danane confessed to hitting Aruna with a blunt object and threw her body into the jungle, the police claim.

Mohite’s family registered a complaint with the Baramati police. According to the police, the last phone call Mohite made was to Danane.

The police have registered an offence against unidentified people.