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Computer engineer from Pune killed former lover’s brother in a moving bus

The back story involves a love affair between the alleged murderer Kanhurkar and the victim’s sister. Police said the girl refused to marry Kanhurkar which may have led to the fatal attack on her brother.

pune Updated: Jun 12, 2018 23:04 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
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Ajith Bhagwan Kanhurkar(HT PHOTO)

Pune A brutal attack aboard a moving state transport bus killed a teenager from Dhawadi village in Khed, on Monday.

Ajith Bhagwan Kanhurkar, 25, also a resident of Dhawadi village, attacked the teenager, his cousin, with a sickle-like weapon on the bus, police have said.

The back story involves a love affair between the alleged murderer Kanhurkar and the victim’s sister. Police said the girl refused to marry Kanhurkar which may have led to the fatal attack on her brother.

Kanhurkar is computer engineering graduate from a college in Balewadi, Pune, according to police. He has posted personal information and pictures of the deceased boy’s sister on various social media including Facebook and WhatsApp.

“He fled the scene. We are looking for him,” said Dayanand Gawade, police inspector, local crime branch, Pune rural police.

The deceased boy began his last bus ride on the fourth seat, on the left aisle of the Gholenagar-Rajgurunagar Maharashtra state road transport corporation (MSRTC) bus, early on Monday morning. He was headed to attend extra classes in preparation for his Class 12, which was coming up.

Kanhurkar hit his cousin with the sickle-like weapon at least thrice; one blow caused his head to split open and spill on the seat of the bus.

“Kanhurkar boarded the bus in Khese vasti, before the boy. As soon as he sat down, Kanhurkar attacked him. Passengers on the bus started screaming and I stopped the vehicle. Once the bus stopped, everyone, including Kanhurkar, got off. He disappeared in the crowd,” said Raju Shymrao Nangre, driver of the bus. The conductor on the bus has been identified as Rahim Attar.

Two people from the spot where the bus stopped saw what was happening and got on the bus while Attar and Nangre called the Khed police. The police advised them to take the teen to the nearest hospital. “We took him first to Chandoli (government) hospital, and were then directed us to Sushrut hospital. The doctors there got on the bus and declared him dead,” Nangre said.

The bus, with the deceased teen’s body still inside, was then taken to Khed police station. The entire sequence of events took place between 7:20 am and 8 am, when the bus reached the police station.

A case under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered at Khed police station under Pune rural police jurisdiction. The complaint in the matter was filed by the paternal uncle of the deceased.

First Published: Jun 12, 2018 23:03 IST