Maharashtra: Man held in NCL research scholar murder case

Maharashtra: Man held in NCL research scholar murder case

Pune, Mar 1 (PTI) Pune Police on Monday arrested a
man in connection with the murder case of a 30-year-old
research scholar of the CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory
(NCL) whose body was found near Sus area in the city on
Saturday, an officer said.

When asked about the possible motive behind the crime,
he said the deceased Sudarshan Pandit and the accused man, who
is in his 30s, were dating each other.

“However, both of them had a spat 15 days ago as
Sudarshan Pandit was going to get married. Prima facie, the
accused thought that Pandit would go away from him and killed
him,” the officer said.

Pandit”s body was found with his face smashed.

He said the accused attempted suicide by leaving a
note after Pandit”s death but survived.

“He was admitted in a private hospital for treatment.
It seems he has a direct involvement in the case. He and the
deceased came into contact with each other through a dating
website. They were in love,” the officer said.

He said the deceasedwas spotted moving with someone
near Pashan hill area on the day of the incident.

The accused hails from Hingoli district but was
currently staying in Warje Malwadi in Pune, he added.

“We have arrested him for the murder of Sudarshan
Pandit and further investigation is underway,” the officer
added,

The NCL, located in Pashan area of Pune, is a research
and development organisation of the Council for Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR) which focuses on chemistry, biology
and chemical engineering. PTI COR
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Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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