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Pune Techie Arrested For Shooting Wife Dead

Two ex-wives had died under mysterious circumstances in the past.

14/07/2016 5:22 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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A 38-year-old IT professional allegedly shot dead his gynaecologist wife following a domestic feud at her clinic in Hinjawadi area here, police said on Thursday.

Manoj Patidar allegedly shot his third wife Dr Anjali Patidar (34) with a country-made pistol on Wednesday night after they had a fight over some domestic issue, they said.

"We have received the information that 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.

Patidar, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, was about to escape from the city when he was nabbed and arrested here late last night. This was the third marriage of Patidar.

"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," 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 procured the arm a week back," the police officer said.

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