|2010-10-15||Kin of college girls who died in Badlapur demand p|
Kin of college girls who died in Badlapur demand probe
Pradeep Gupta | TNN | Oct 15, 2010, 11.38 PM IST
ULHASNAGAR: The families of the two college girls whose bodies were found in a forest in Badlapur on Thursday after going missing three days ago, have demanded an investigation, alleging that the local police have been lethargic.
Mayuri Chaudhary and Rashmi Goklani, both students at CHM College at Ulhasnagar, went missing on Monday. When Goklani's brother went to complain, the Central police officials allegedly told him that his sister may have run away with someone. He added, "Though the bodies were found in Badlapur, they are yet to find out how the girls reached there."
Chaudhary's family claims that when he approached the Ramnagar police, they were busy with bandobast duty for Navratri and the KDMC elections and did not take the matter seriously.
Similarly, Chaudhary's father said that when they approached the Ramnagar police, police officials there were busy with bandobast for Navratri and KDMC elections and did not take up the matter seriously.
Sarang Avhad, deputy commissioner of police, Ulhasnagar division, said, "We are investigating the matter from all angles and to investigate the case we have formed four teams who are working on the case".
The cops are questioning Dyaneshwar Masne, who allegedly was turned down by Chaudhary when he proposed to her. Phone records have also shown that Goklani received several calls from a Bunty Meswani from Ahmedabad before she went missing.
"The prima facie post mortem report has been reserved by doctors and the viscera of both the deceased has been preserved," said S P Surve, senior police inspector of the Central police station.
On Monday the duo attended lectures at the college and after that Goklani had called her brother last time and told him that she was going to a cyber cafe with Chaudhary for some project work and would return home after that. Since then both the girls had gone missing. On Thursday evening, few locals saw two bodies floating in water at a quarry in dense forest at Badlapur. Police officials fished out the bodies and the control room was informed. Both the bodies were identified by the families.
Goklani's brother Deepak said "When my sister did not return home and also none of her friends had any idea of her whereabouts we approached the Central police station, the treatemnt that we went through there was very bad. Police officials used abusive language and they went to this exetent of saying that my sister would have run away with someone". He added "Though the bodies have been found from a distant place like Badlapur in forest, police officials are yet to find out the cause of their death or how the girls reached there. They have not arrested of have made any breakthrough in the case so higher probe need to be done so that truth comes to light".
Family members of both the deceased informed police that a fellow student of the deceased identified as Dyaneshwar Masne had proposed to Chaudhary on Friday who had then refused to the proposal. Post this, Masne's sister in law met Chaudhary in college premises on Saturday and had tried to convince her. Following police had called Masne for questioning but was sent back home, later when the bodies were found on Thursday police again called him fro questioning.
Also when call records of Goklani was checked, it was found that eighteen hours before she went missing, she had received several calls from person named Bunty Meswani from Ahmedabad. A police team has been sent to Ahmedabad fro questioning Meswani.
|2010-10-08||Prof. Ravi Patil of CHM College murdered|
Whiff of political rivalry in Vangani Congress leader’s murder
DEVENDRA T GOREGAONKAR | Fri, 8 Oct 2010-02:27am , Mumbai , DNA
The forthcoming elections of Vangani grampanchayat, near Kalyan, are already showing ominous portents. In the early hours of Thursday, a Congress leader was murdered. Police suspect political rivalry behind the incident, but till now no arrests have been made in connection with the murder.
The deceased, Ravindra Patil, a professor at reputed Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College in Ulhasnagar, had recently quit the Shiv Sena and joined Indian National Congress. According to the Badlapur police, the incident took place at 1am when Patil was coming back from a meeting related to the forthcoming grampanchayat elections, which took place at the residence of local Congress leader Narendra Shelar.
A red coloured Hyundai I-20 car arrived there and three men got into an altercation with Patil. Later, one of them fired at Patil while the others attacked him with swords. The bullets hit Patil in head, due to which he died on the spot.
The attackers then drove away. However, the police officers found their vehicle at Ambeshiv, near Vangani. Meanwhile, a strike was observed in Vangani on Thursday as a mark of protest.
Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation (BNMC) corporator Arun Raut was shot at near Dolari petrol pump at Vanjara Phata by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday.