Man Arrested for Murdering Parents and Brother in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar
In a horrifying incident in Hingoli’s Digraswadi village, a man has been arrested for the brutal murder of his elderly parents and brother. The accused attempted to pass off the killings as a road accident, but the police investigation revealed the truth.
The accused, identified as Mahendra, murdered his parents and brother over a period of three consecutive days. His method involved serving them tea laced with sleeping pills, followed by electric shocks, and ultimately smashing their heads with a metal rod. To mislead investigators, he claimed that his family members died in a road accident.
During the investigation, it was discovered that Mahendra had watched the Bollywood film ‘Drushyam’ multiple times and had also seen several episodes of the crime show ‘Crime Patrol.’ These sources seemingly influenced his planning and execution of the murders.
The victims were identified as Kundalik Jadhav (70), his wife Kalavati (60), and their son Akash (27). The accused, Mahendra, was their elder son. All of them were residents of Digraswadi, within the jurisdiction of the Basamba police station.
The bodies of the deceased were found on January 11, with visible injury marks, alongside a bike with a broken headlight. Initially believed to be a road accident, the case took a sinister turn when the local crime branch inspector noticed similar injuries on the back of their heads.
Superintendent of police G Sreedhar stated that Mahendra had been upset with his parents for insulting him in front of relatives while praising his brother Akash. This resentment led him to meticulously plan the murders, acquiring a large number of sleeping pills from a pharmacy in Washim district.
The investigation revealed blood stains in one of the rooms of the family’s residence, further raising suspicions about Mahendra. It was also discovered that he had purchased sleeping pills over a three-month period. The motive behind the murders appears to be Mahendra’s desire to eliminate his parents due to their mistreatment of him.
The Jadhav family owned three acres of land, with Kundalik and Kalavati involved in farming activities. Akash worked as a contract worker in the local gram panchayat, while Mahendra was employed as a cook in a private hostel in a neighboring village.
The arrest of Mahendra brings an end to the shocking series of events that unfolded in Chhatrapati Sambhajinagar. The police investigation and subsequent confession shed light on the calculated and cold-blooded nature of the crimes committed by Mahendra.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of familial harmony and the devastating consequences that can arise from unresolved conflicts within a family. The community of Digraswadi is left in shock and mourning as they come to terms with this tragic loss.