The family of Dnyaneshwar Kakde and his mother, Krishnabai — who were allegedly murdered by Dnyaneshwar’s brother-in-law — now fears for its safety.
Shashikant Palve, the accused, murdered the two in their Borivli residence on Wednesday. Prakash Kakde, 43, and Baban Kakde, 51, Dnyaneshwar’s married brothers, are now afraid for their children’s lives.
Prakash, who lives in Nashik, said, “When my elder brother, Baban, saw Palve at the police station on Wednesday, Palve threatened him.” Prakash said that on August 12 last year, Dnayeshwar’s wife (and Palve’s sister), Sunita, had committed suicide at their Nashik residence, following which Palve had threatened the Kakde family.
Dnyaneshwar was the youngest of the three Kakde brothers. Prakash runs a canteen in Nashik, is married and has two children – a 15-year-old daughter and 10-year-old son.
Baban lives in Mumbai and has a married daughter and two teenaged sons.
Dnyaneshwar and Sunita had two children — a son aged 6 years and a daughter aged 4 — who live at Palve’s residence.
After Sunita committed suicide, her mother brought their children to Mumbai. Dnyaneshwar and his mother would long to meet them. Dnyaneshwar would go to Palve’s Dahisar residence every fortnight to meet the kids. But the Palves would threaten him and drive him away, said Prakash.
“All my brother wanted was to live with his children. But they denied him this wish.”
The accused has now been remanded in police custody till August 22, and has revealed during interrogation that he had took it upon himself to bring the family to justice — even though the family was acquitted of all charges during the trial, after being arrested for abetment of suicide.