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One arrested for murder of man found in Mutha river in Pune

The mortal remains of the deceased man identified as Sandeep Khandu Bhise (40) was found by the fire brigade while recovering bodies from Mutha river in another case on Tuesday.

pune Updated: Jul 28, 2017 14:48 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune

Satish Vaman Dedge (50), a resident of Dedge Vasti in Nanded region, wasarrestedby the police for the murder of a resident of Kondhwa on Wednesday night.

The arrested man had an affair with the wife of the deceased man, identified as Sandeep Khandu Bhise (40), said Police Inspector (crime) Kaviraj Jambhle of Utam Nagar police station. The murder was committed on Monday, according to the police.

Bhise’s wife used to work as a labourer for the arrested man, who is a small-time labour contractor in a nearby village of Nandedgaon, said Senior Police Inspector Kalyanrao Vidhate. The wife’s involvement in the crime is not yet ascertained and is a matter of investigation, the police said.

Bhise was choked to death before being thrown into the river from atop the Khadakwasla dam, said the police. In order to destroy the evidence, the clothes on his body were also taken off and thrown in the water by the suspect, PI Jambhale added.

The arrested man and the deceased man’s wife were involved, despite the woman’s marriage to Bhise, for the past 12 years, the police said. After she stopped working for Bhise, she had turned into a housewife, the police said.

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    Bhise lived in Kondhwe-Dhahdwe region of the city while Dedge lives in a nearby village across the river called Nandedgaon, according to the police.

    The incident occurred between 6 pm on Monday and 11 am on Tuesday, said the Uttam Nagar police.A complaint was filed by the man's 18-year-old son, Amar Bhise. Police Inspector (crime) Kaviraj Jambhle is investigating the case.

    A case was registered at Uttam Nagar police station under Section 302 (murder) and 201 (destroying evidence) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the late hours of Wednesday.

    The mortal remains of the deceased man were found by the fire brigade while recovering bodies from Mutha river in another case on Tuesday.

    Bhise's body was identified by his relatives after it was recovered from the river and was sent to Sassoon general hospital for post-mortem.

    First Published: Jul 27, 2017 15:04 IST