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Man beats up principal after wife suffers miscarriage on poll duty in Pune

The government school principal who was beaten up has been identified as Eknath Sopanrao Ambawle, 45, a resident of Krushnanagar in Chinchwad

Updated: Apr 29, 2019 15:24 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
Pune,Lok Sabh,Elections
Two people from Chikhali have been arrested by the Pimpri-Chinchwad, police on Saturday for allegedly beating up the principal of a school. (PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE ONLY)

Two people from Chikhali have been arrested by the Pimpri-Chinchwad, police on Saturday for allegedly beating up the principal of a school.

The arrested man’s wife, Seema Bhillo Rathod, works at the school as a teacher. She was pregnant and suffered a miscarriage on Friday. She was among the school staff appointed for election duty.

Chikhali will vote on Monday under Shirur Lok Sabha constituency.

The government school principal who was beaten up has been identified as Eknath Sopanrao Ambawle, 45, a resident of Krushnanagar in Chinchwad. The two arrested people have been identified as Anil Jadhav, 28, and Risha Mallesh Chavan, 24, both residents of Valhekarwadi in Chinchwad.

The incident took place at 1 pm on Saturday at Ambawle’s office in Swami Vivekanand Vidya Mandir school in Sahyognagar area of Talwade in Pimpri-Chinchwad.

“Jadhav blames the principal who called the teacher (his wife) to ask about the pending voting slips. The slips were pending for distribution in some areas (that she was supposed to look after). She was the booth-level officer,” said senior police inspector Balaji Sontakke of Chikhali police station.

“Jadhav holds a private job. The woman arrested along with him is his sister-in-law. We arrested them last night (Saturday) and presented them in the court today (Sunday),” said police sub-inspector Yogesh Shinde of Chikhali police station who is investigating the case.

The police are yet to record a statement from Rathod.

A case under Sections 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty) and 34 (common intention) of Indian Penal Code was registered at Chikhali police station, under Pimpri-Chinchwad police, against the two.

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 15:09 IST