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Farmer, father arrested in Pune for domestic violence and murder of former’s wife

The deceased woman was identified as Monika Somnath Jadhav, 31, while the husband of the woman was identified as Somnath Narayan Jadhav, and his father, Narayan Tukaram Jadhav.

pune Updated: Aug 19, 2018 17:15 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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A case under Sections 302 (murder), 498(a) (Domestic violence), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt). 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of IPC was registered against the four at Dehuraod police station.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO )

A man and his father were remanded in police custody on Saturday for indulging in domestic violence and murdering the former's wife. The woman succumbed to her injuries while being under treatment at a city hospital.

The deceased woman was identified as Monika Somnath Jadhav, 31, while the husband of the woman was identified as Somnath Narayan Jadhav, and his father, Narayan Tukaram Jadhav. The two others booked in the case were identified as Somnath's mother Lakshmibai Jadhav, and his brother Ganesh Jadhav.

Monika, who had studied till Class 10, had married Somnath, who studied up to Class 12, in 2015. The two lived in Chincoli area of Dehugaon region of Haveli, Pune.

Manisha succumbed to her injuries on August 13 at Ratna hospital. A case under Section 498(a) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) was registered against the husband and three in-laws of the deceased woman on August 14, according to Chhaya Borkar, police sub-inspector (PSI) of Dehuroad police station, who is investigating the case.

"We added Section 302 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) for murder on Friday after the doctors gave their report. The husband and his father were arrested and produced in court on Saturday. They have been remanded in police custody till August 21," said PSI Borkar. "The arrested man belongs to a farmer family," she added.

Shanta Ramesh Pawar, 51, mother of the deceased woman, complained to the police against her daughter’s in-laws after Monika was rushed to the hospital. Monika had sustained burn marks on her stomach and had injuries caused by a blunt force elsewhere on her body, according to the police.

In her complaint, Pawar told the police that the in-laws assaulted and starved her for not bringing a gold mangalsutra from her earlier marriage from her parents' house.

A case under Sections 302 (murder), 498(a) (Domestic violence), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt). 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) 506 (criminal intimidation) and 34 (common intention) of IPC was registered against the four at Dehuraod police station.

First Published: Aug 19, 2018 17:14 IST