‘Gambling addict’ SRPF constable shoots three dead in broad daylight in Pune

According to the police, the killer constable opened fire in a fit of rage and killed the trio as he had no plans to return the money he had borrowed from them.

pune Updated: Jan 17, 2018 14:34 IST
Nadeem Inamdar 
Nadeem Inamdar 
Hindustan Times, Pune
Gambling addict,SRPF constable,broad daylight
Sanjay Shinde.(HT PHOTO)

High drama prevailed on two busy streets of Daund on Tuesday afternoon after a constable, attached to the Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) of the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) and was reportedly into gambling addiction, opened fire at two busy public places in Borawake nagar and Morinagar chowk in Daund taluka, around 80km from Pune, and shot dead three persons.

The accused constable has been identified as Sanjay Shinde who was posted at IRB Group 7 while the deceased have been identified as Gopal Shinde, Prashant Pawar and Anil Jadhav of Daund in Pune district.

Mohammad Suvez Haque, superintendent of police (Pune rural) said, “He is going to be in our custody and the exact reason behind his motive to kill three persons will be cleared only after the enquiry.”

According to the police, the killer constable opened fire in a fit of rage and killed the trio as he had no plans to return the money he had borrowed from them.

According to the rural police, the first shot was heard around 2 pm at Morinagar area while the second round of fire was reported at Borawake nagar within a span of 15-20 minutes.

The accused then took shelter in a house and threatened to kill others. After that he went missing and was finally located in Supa in Parner tehsil of Ahmednagar district. Quick Response Teams were deployed to nab him but he remained at large. The police then put his phone on surveillance, found out his location and made the arrest. Meanwhile, the police are trying to find out the source of the weapon and reason behind the constable’s anger which triggered the incident.

Additional superintendent of police (Ahmednagar) Sandeep Pakale confirmed that Sanjay was arrested from Supa in Ahmednagar district based on the call record locations.

Sanjay first shot dead Gopal at Mori Chowk and also fired at Prashant at the same time. The duo died as they received bullet injuries in stomach and chest. The accused then went to the house of Anil, dragged him out of the house and fired at point blank range killing him on the spot.

Rural police officials, who didn’t want to be named, said the accused killed them as he was in no mood to return the money borrowed from the deceased.

First Published: Jan 17, 2018 14:32 IST