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Man, woman found hanging from tree atop Sinhagad fort in Pune

Deceased not related to each other and their relatives had filed a missing person report on same day.

pune Updated: Oct 31, 2017 17:16 IST
Shalaka Shinde
Shalaka Shinde
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The two were identified as Shekhar Raghunath Mohol, 25, and Jyoti Santosh Mohol, 28, both residents of the same neighbourhood in Bharekarwadi in Mutha region of Mulshi.(HT PHOTO)

Pune A woman and a man were found hanging from a branch of a tree atop the Sinhagad fort on Monday evening in Pune. The two were identified as Shekhar Raghunath Mohol, 25, and Jyoti Santosh Mohol, 28, both residents of the same neighbourhood in Bharekarwadi in Mutha region of Mulshi.

According to the Paud police officials, the deceased are not related to each other and their relatives had filed a missing person report on Monday.

Jyoti, found with a mangalsutra around her neck, was reported missing by her husband Santosh Mohol around 1:30 pm and Shekhar was reported missing by his brother Ajit Raghunath Mohol around 5 pm.

The incident came to light when a security person on the fort found the two bodies hanging from a tree near the Kalyan Dwar, one of the two entrances to the fort. The Haveli police were informed and officials recovered a mobile phone from the deceased man, according to the police. The bodies were sent for postmortem to Sassoon General Hospital.

The bodies were found hanging near the Kalyan Dwar, less used by tourists, that leads to the rural side of the area surrounding the fort. One of the popular tourist spots of the city, Sinhagad fort’s Pune Dwar is mostly used by the visitors as it leads to the city.

Shekhar worked in a private company while Jyoti was a housewife, according to their respective missing reports. While his brother claimed that he left home around 8:30 pm on Sunday, Jyoti’s husband said that she left the house around 8 pm on Sunday, according to the Paud police.

Shekhar is survived by his parents, and a married brother who lives with them along with his wife. Jyoti was married to Santosh, who is a farmer, and they have two young sons, according to the police.

The Haveli police are investigating the case.

First Published: Oct 30, 2017 23:47 IST