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Maharashtra: 27-year-old man murdered his 56-year-old gay partner; arrested

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 February 2020, 12:44 IST

A shocking case has come to light from Maharashtra’s Thane where a man killed his gay partner. The Thane police have arrested the accused on Thursday.

As per the reports, Praful Pawar (27) the accused and the deceased Umesh Patil (56) were in a homosexual relationship, Police said.

The dead body of Patil was found stuffed in a bag left near the railway's tracks at Dombivali on Thursday morning.

According to PTI reports, Patil, who worked in a private firm in Navi Mumbai after retiring as steno at the Mumbai sessions court, had gone missing from his house in the Kopri area for last two days.

Inspector Rajkumar Kothmire of the Thane Crime Branch said that probe led the police to Praful Pawar.

Reportedly, Pawar and Patil met each other on a local train six months ago and then became friends. Soon, Patil (unmarried), started visiting the house of Pawar and they had a homosexual relationship, the officer said. After the marriage of Pawar, he started ignoring Patil which affected their relationship.

On February 4, Patil visited Pawar’s house when his wife was not at home and then, they had some dispute.

Pawar allegedly strangulated Patil and stuffed his body in a bag and dumped the body in the bushes near railway tracks, the police told.

In 2013 a case of attempt to murder had been registered against Pawar, Kothmire said, adding that further probe was on.

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First published: 7 February 2020, 12:10 IST