- IT professional shot dead his third wife over a domestic issue: police
- His earlier two wives died under mysterious circumstances
- Foul play is suspected in earlier deaths, says police
Manoj Patidar allegedly shot his third wife Dr Anjali Patidar (34) with a country-made pistol last night after they had a fight over some domestic issue, they said.
"We have received the information that Manoj Patidar, who works in an IT firm in Hinjawadi IT hub, had procured the country-made pistol for Rs 20,000 a week ago," Assistant Police Inspector, Wakad Police station, Mahendra Aher said.
"On Wednesday, following a fight over some domestic issue, he allegedly shot her in the forehead and ran away leaving their one-and-half-year-old baby," he said.
Manoj, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, was about to escape the city when he was caught and arrested in Pune late last night. This was the Manoj Patidar's third marriage.
"During his interrogation, we have come to know that his earlier two wives died in mysterious circumstances as he is claiming that they had allegedly committed suicide by falling off from building. However, foul play is suspected in earlier deaths," Mr Aher said.
The accused has been booked under section 302 (murder) of IPC and he will be produced in court today.
"We are also looking for a person from whom the accused had purchased the pistol a week ago," the police officer said.
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