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Pimpri man murdered by friends for helping a minor girl raped by one of them

Monu Taak ( 22), now the prime accused in the case, served a jail term from 2017 to June 2018, in a rape case involving a minor, police said. On being released from jail, Taak found out that Khot helped his rape accuser and plotted his murder.

pune Updated: Jul 21, 2018 15:34 IST
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The four accused lured the victim into a trap on the pretext of the birthday celebrations of one of them, took him to Nandegaon hills and gruesomely murdered him with choppers and stones.(HT PHOTO)

Aditya Khot (20), a resident of Pimpri, was hacked to death on Wednesday night by four of his friends. Khot’s body was discovered by the Pune Rural police on Friday morning at Nandegaon hills, near the Symbiosis Lavale campus.

Anirudh Gije, police sub-inspector, Paud police station (Pune rural), said, “The four accused lured the victim into a trap on the pretext of the birthday celebrations of one of them, took him to Nandegaon hills and gruesomely murdered him with choppers and stones. He was murdered on the suspicion of helping a minor girl who was allegedly raped by one of the accused,” he said.

Monu Taak ( 22), now the prime accused in the case, served a jail term from 2017 to June 2018, in a rape case involving a minor, police said.

On being released from jail, Taak found out that Khot helped his rape accuser and began to plot his murder.

Besides Taak, only one of the other three accused have been identified as Jatin Mewati. “All the accused are in the age group of 18-22,” PSI Gije said.

A missing report was also filed by the family of the victim after he didn’t return home on Wednesday night.

According to the Paud police, Khot’s body was noticed by two motorcyclists on Friday morning on the Nandegaon hills. The police have registered a case of murder against the four accused who are still at large.

First Published: Jul 21, 2018 15:33 IST