Pune man murders 8-year-old stepbrother
The judge, however, gave him only a day in police custody for the heinous crime as his family members produced a medical certificate from the Yerawada mental asylum claiming that Varle has a mental condition since the last 10 years, API Kolte said.Updated: Sep 14, 2017 16:52 IST
Dnyaneshwar Varle, a 30-year-old man arrested for killing his 8-year-old stepbrother, was sent to one-day police custody by judge SV Thodge, judicial magistrate first class on Wednesday. Arrested on Tuesday evening, the father of two girls was kept at the Yerawada police station prison after a case of attempted murder was registered against him.
However, Raghunath Varle, the 8-year-old stepbrother, succumbed to his injuries at the Sassoon General Hospital in the late hours of Tuesday after which Varle was booked for murder, according to Vimantal police.
The case, filed under section 307 was turned into section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) after the child succumbed to head injuries caused after being hit on his head repeatedly, according to assistant police inspector Prataprao Kolte, who produced Varle in the court.
The judge, however, gave him only a day in police custody for the heinous crime as his family members produced a medical certificate from the Yerawada mental asylum claiming that Varle has a mental condition since the last 10 years, API Kolte said. He also added that the police had recommended one-day police custody for the man. Police sub inspector DJ Jadhav had responded to the call received by the Vimantal police station.
Raghunath was one of the two brothers born to Pandhurang Varle and his second wife after his first wife passed away 10 years ago, according to PSI Jadhav. “We do not know what happened to his first wife who died about 10 years ago. The family has a mental condition certificate and we also have the axe which was used to commit the crime. We will produce him in court on Thursday,” PSI Jadhav said.
The mental condition mentioned by the suspect’s family was diagnosed around the same time that the suspects father got married for the second time, according to the police.
The complainant in the case is the father of the deceased and the suspected murderer, Pandhurang Varle, a 74-year-old servant working at an Indian Air Force officer’s house in the Air Force Married Quarters in Lohegaon.
First Published: Sep 14, 2017 16:50 IST