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Man held after plot to kill daughters fails

A 38-year-old man, who had given a contract to eliminate his daughters, was apprehended on Tuesday night and handed over to the police.

mumbai Updated: Mar 24, 2011 01:50 IST
HT Correspondent

A 38-year-old man, who had given a contract to eliminate his daughters, was apprehended on Tuesday night and handed over to the police. Paresh Burke, who had married twice, told the police he was under debt and could not manage to sustain two families. Reeling under debt, he decided to get rid of his two daughters and hired his nephew Anil Pawle to execute his plan.

Burke’s first wife stayed at Beverly Hills, Mira Road, along with their three daughters — Pavitra,11, Ganga, 9, and Shraddha, 7; his second wife stayed at Vile Parle with two children — a son and a daughter.

Burke was employed as a commission agent for the postal department. He had to take loans to manage expenses of two households, which landed him in a financial mess. Unable to repay loans, he hatched a plan to kill his two daughters, Pavitra and Ganga.

Burke took his daughters to his nephew’s Ambernath residence. He handed over the girls to him and left. Pawle then took the girls to an under construction building in the same area. He tied both of them and had managed to put Pavitra in a bag. Ganga somehow freed herself and escaped. She bumped into her father and narrated the incident. Soon the locals joined in.

“To safeguard himself, Burke had lodged a missing persons complaint at Mira Road police station,” said Nitin Sambatvad, deputy superintendent of police of Mira Road.

Though Burke pretended to be unaware of his daughters’ kidnappings, locals suspected a foul play and handed him and Pawle to the police. “Pawle and Burke were arrested and have been booked for attempted murder and kidnapping; girls are safe. We will probe the matter thoroughly to ascertain the cause, which forced Burke to hatch this plan,” said Sambatvad.