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Decomposing, half-naked body of Pune woman found in rented room in Lohegaon

The police are on the lookout for the man identified as Suresh Ingawle, 43, who claimed to be the woman’s husband while renting the room.

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Shalaka Shinde
The room where the woman was found dead is located near Khandoba temple in Khandoba Mala area of Lohegaon.
The room where the woman was found dead is located near Khandoba temple in Khandoba Mala area of Lohegaon.(HT PHOTO)

Pune The half-naked body of a 35-year-old woman was found from a rented room in Lohegaon, near Pune on Sunday. According to Dnyaneshwar Khandve, 53, the landlord of the place, the deceased had rented the room last Thursday along with a man claiming to be her husband.

The decomposed body, identified as Meena as per the name mentioned on rent register, was sent to Sassoon General Hospital for post-mortem. She had injuries on her head, which caused her death, said a police official.

The police are on the lookout for the man identified as Suresh Ingawle, 43, who claimed to be the woman’s husband while renting the room.

“She could either be Meena Ingawle or Meena Rajput. Confirmation of her name is part of the investigation. In preliminary investigation, we found that he was a worker at Bharucha stone crushers for the past year. After Thursday, no one has seen Ingawle. He has been missing from work, home and his phone is switched off. That is enough to make him the prime suspect,” said Vimantal station police inspector (crime) Vikas Sonde, who is also the investigation officer.

The room where the woman was found dead is a part of a house located near Khandoba temple in Khandoba Mala area of Lohegaon. Ingawle hails from Medhsinghi village in Sangola region of Solapur, as per the details mentioned on his driving licence that he had submitted as identification proof while renting the room, Sonde said.

“We knocked on the door of the room the last two days but there was no response. Hence, on Saturday, we peeped through the window and found a person sleeping on the bed under the sheets. As the stench was unbearable, we alerted the police who opened the door,” said Khandve, who has rented out four other rooms of his property.

The rented room has sleeping space and a bathroom and its door was not locked but had swelled up due to the rainy season, Khandve said, adding that no one in his family has seen the accused since Thursday.