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Pistol malfunction prevents murder in Ghorpade Peth, Pune

The complaint in the matter was filed by Rajesh Yadav, 45, also a resident of the Ghorpade peth area, who was at the receiving end of the barrel.

pune Updated: May 22, 2018 16:30 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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A case under Sections 307 (attempted murder), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with Section 4(25) of Arms Act was registered at Khadak police station.(HT REPRESENTATIONAL PHOTO)

The malfunctioning of a pistol prevented a murder in Ghorpade peth. The incident took place at 8:45 pm on Sunday when Kittya alias Kunal Rajendra Pardeshi, 24, a resident of Ghorpade peth area tried to fire the pistol, but the bullet remained stuck inside the gun, according to police.

The complaint in the matter was filed by Rajesh Yadav, 45, also a resident of the Ghorpade peth area, who was at the receiving end of the barrel.Pardeshi came across Yadav while he was on his way to find Yadav's nephew Akash Gunjal, 22.

"Gunjal was involved with Pardeshi's sister-in-law. After they broke up, he got involved with the sister-in-law's friend. The two (allegedly) tried to taunt her by video calling her. So Pardeshi's sister-in-law and his wife went to her friend's house and got into a fight with the woman,” said UT Rathod, assistant police inspector (API) of Khadak police station.

"Pardeshi was heading out to find Yadav when he ran into him and tried to shoot him with an intent of murder," said API Rathod. However, while the bullet was released, it got stuck on its way out and prevented the murder.

API Rathod suspects the pistol to be a domestic-make with no registration number of licensing in place. The police are on a lookout for Pardeshi.

A case under Sections 307 (attempted murder), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506(2) (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) along with Section 4(25) of Arms Act was registered at Khadak police station.

First Published: May 22, 2018 16:27 IST