Six held for firm owner’s murder in Chakan MIDC
Police on Tuesday arrested six persons for the murder of the owner of a private engineering firm at the company premises in Chakan industrial estate on Monday.
“We have arrested six people today. They have all been remanded to police custody till February 24,” said senior inspector Kalyan Pawar of Chakan police station. Three of the six arrested were identified as Jeevan Datta Dongare, Ashwin Raosaheb Kamble and Sharad Kisan Dhule, according to the police.
The company was identified as VHD Engineering Workshop, a medium scale workshop located in the industrial area of Chakan Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC).
The incident occurred at 3pm and the first information report (FIR) was lodged at the Chakan police station on Monday night. The deceased has been identified as Harishchandra Kisanrao Dethe (45), a resident of Vishrantwadi. Dethe hails from Osmanabad district. Pramod Vasisth Kolhe lodged the FIR with the Chakan police station.
According to senior inspector Kalyan Pawar of the Chakan police station, police had zeroed in on illegal autorickshaw drivers in the area as the suspects who pelted stones at Dethe and caused his death.
According to the information given by the Chakan police, VHD Engineering company owned by Dethe is located on the Chakan Ambethan road in Birdawadi village jurisdiction.
According to the police, when Dethe came to the company’s office on Monday morning, he was involved in an argument with some people at the company gate. “At 3pm, five-six persons came to the company gate and started pelting stones. When Dethe came outside to see what is happening, they allegedly beat him up and pelted stones at him as well. When Dethe got injured and fell to the ground unconscious, all of them fled from the spot,” said Pawar.
Dethe was immediately taken to a nearby private hospital, but was declared dead on arrival.
“We lodged an FIR in the case and according to the statement of company workers and eyewitnesses, the attackers had arrived in one autorickshaw. After they injured Dethe, they ran away in the same autorickshaw. The wife of one of the accused works in the same company and we have sent two police teams to search for them,” said Pawar.