One criminal killed, another shot at within 24 hours in Pune

Police are on the lookout for a man identified as Sudhir Thorat and around nine others in the murder case.

pune Updated: Sep 16, 2017 00:16 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
Police at the spot near Sadhu Vaswani garden in Pimpri where Santosh Kurawat was shot by on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

Pappu alias Sushant Lakshman Satpute, a 25-year-old criminal, was killed by a group of men around 8:15 pm in Kolvan village under Paud police jurisdiction on Thursday, according to the Pune rural police. A person identified as Ravindra Satpute was also injured in the fight.

In another incident, Santosh Ashok Kurawat, a 33-year-old local gangster, was shot at while he was having tea at a local shop near Sadhu Vaswani garden in Pimpri on Friday evening. One bullet grazed his head while another hit his leg, according to the police. The victim was rushed to Aditya Birla hospital in Thergaon.

According to the rural police, Satpute succumbed to injuries on his face, neck and shoulder caused by sharp weapons, including sickles and swords. A gun and sickles were recovered from the spot where Kurawat was shot at.

The 46-year-old uncle of Satpute filed a complaint and a case under Sections 302, 307 of Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of Arms Act was registered at Paud police station on Friday morning. The police have taken preventive actions to maintain law and order in the area while three teams of the Dehuroad division have been deployed to look for the suspects, according to police inspector Suresh Nimbalkar of Paud police station.

The police are on the lookout for a man identified as Sudhir Thorat and around nine others in the Satpute case. The police said that according to the complaint, Satpute and Thorat had a history of bad blood between them and were involved in an argument in Kolvan. Thorat is believed to have called for reinforcements which arrived in cars at the spot, said the rural police.

The deceased had two cases of attempted murder registered against him in 2012 and 2014 each, and various cases including dacoity and extortion have also been registered against the suspects in the past, according to the rural police.

In the case of Kurawat, the Pimpri police, along with Ganesh Shinde, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Zone-3, rushed to the spot. Reports claimed that the injured had contested from ward number 22(a) in Kalewadi in the recent local elections and has three cases, including a murder case, registered against him.

First Published: Sep 16, 2017 00:15 IST