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Pune Congress leader, woman held for abetment to suicide 

The two were arrested after the complainant tried to commit suicide by drinking insect poison in his residence in Guruwar Peth area of Pune on Saturday.

pune Updated: Oct 17, 2017 17:12 IST
Shalaka Shinde
The complainant tried to commit suicide by drinking insect poison in his residence in Guruwar Peth area of Pune on Saturday.
The complainant tried to commit suicide by drinking insect poison in his residence in Guruwar Peth area of Pune on Saturday.(HT File Photo)

Vinay Dhere, a Congress leader from Pune, and a woman were arrested on Monday in a case of  abetment to suicide of a man. Police said the complainant, who survived the suicide bid, is the husband of the arrested woman. Dhere is the Congress Pune unit general secretary.

The duo was sent to Faraskhana police station lock up and a local court remanded them in seven-day police custody, according to Rajendra Mokashe, senior police inspector of Khadak police station. Police sub inspector SL Chaudhary is investigating the case.

The two were arrested after the complainant tried to commit suicide by drinking insect poison in his residence in Guruwar Peth area of Pune on Saturday, and was rushed to a private hospital in Hadapsar where he is undergoing treatment.

Dhere and the woman have been in an extramarital affair since 2012 and were seen talking to each other on multiple occasions, according to the Khadak police. The complaint states that fed up of the illicit love affair, the man took the extreme step on October 11.  

The complainant and the arrested woman have two daughters, aged 15 and seven years. Mokashe said that the man claims that his two daughters are also witnesses to the alleged affair. 

A case under Indian Penal Code Sections 306 (abetment to suicide), 511 (attempting to commit offences punishable with imprisonment for life or other imprisonment), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault or wrongful restraint), 497 (adultery), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506(1) for criminal intimidation and 34 (multiple people working for furtherance of common intention) was registered at Khadak police station against the two.