Posted On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 10:28:12 AM
Finance company’s agent robbed of Rs 27 lakh by gang of four
Cash to the tune of Rs 27 lakh, collected from small traders based in different parts of the city by a private finance company’s agent, was robbed by four suspects in broad daylight on Monday after throwing chilli powder in the agent’s eyes. The incident occurred in front of Shramik Bhavan, Shivajinagar.
According to the complaint lodged with Shivajinagar police station by the agent, Sanjay Ambadas More of Ramtekdi, the suspects who had came on two motorcycles threw chilli powder in his eyes, causing him to be temporarily blinded and in pain.
More, who is working with Radiant Cash Management for the last one year, stated in his complaint that he collects cash from the traders and deposits it with the company’s branch located in Wanowrie. The company’s head office is located at Chennai, said Additional Commissioner of Police Chandrashekhar Daithankar.
More had collected cash from shops located at Market Yard and Ganesh Peth. He was heading to a scheduled bank’s Deccan branch to deposit the money when suspects accosted him.
Police said the suspects started trailing More from Kumbhar Vesh chowk and reached Shramik Bhavan via Dengale bridge. The suspects rammed into More’s vehicle from behind and asked him to halt. When he did, the suspects threw chilli powder in his eyes and fled with the bag containing the cash.
Pyschiatric patient commits suicide by jumping off bridge
A 45-year-old man, who had come to the city for psychiatric treatment from Sangli, allegedly committed suicide on Monday morning by jumping off the Bund Garden bridge. Police said Raju Sambhaji Budhawale of Aatpadi taluka in Sangli district was “depressed”.
A farmer, Budhawale had came to Pune to join spiritual classes, which give positive examples for a stress-free life. After the short course is completed, the attendees are given certificates. Budhawale had completed the course and the certificate was found on him when the police reached the spot.
Senior Police Inspector Kishor Jadhav of Yerwada police station said Budhawale and his wife, Meeta, had come to city four days ago and joined the classes. He added that they had came for the same classes a few years ago.
While the actual reason behind the suicide was not immediately known, police said Budhawale was staying in the centre’s meditation hall in Vadgaon Sheri. He left the hall early in the morning. His wife and the centre’s officials began a search for him before they were informed of his death by the police.
Nine-year-old boy strangled by mother’s lover
Passers-by of the Kendriya Vidyalaya on Dehu Road were shocked to see the body of a nine-year-old boy lying in some bushes near the school compound on Monday. The boy, who had been murdered, was allegedly killed by his mother’s lover.
The deceased was identified as Akshay Suresh Patil, a resident of Alkapuri on Dehu Road. According to preliminary information from police, Akshay’s mother is a housemaid and stays in servant’s quarters in Alkapuri. She was married to a Suresh Patil, but a few years after their wedding, Patil died of a heart attack.
Subsequently, the mother fell in love with a Guddu Yadav of Bhiwandi near Thane and migrated there with him. However, due to some constrains, she returned to Dehu Road.
On Sunday night, Guddu allegedly came to her home and requested her to return to Bhiwandi. She declined. After this, Guddu allegedly threatened to kill Akshay if she did not move with him and left home with Akshay.
He then allegedly killed the child and called up the mother to inform her of the act.
On Sunday morning, Akshay’s mother started a search and soon found her son’s corpse. Guddu allegedly smothered Akshay to death, said Dehu Road police.