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13 Jan 2019

Vasai: Fight over pigeons' theft leads to 70-year-old's death

70-year-old beaten to death in Vasai

In an appalling incident, a 70-year-old was beaten to death in Maharashtra's Vasai on Friday night. Police have arrested nine people in this case.

The deceased, Ramachandra Raut, had filed a complaint with the police against some of the accused for allegedly stealing pigeons.

Angry over this action by the septuagenarian, the accused went to his house and beat him.

Here's what happened.

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70-year-old beaten to death in Vasai
Raut claimed his pet pigeons were stolen

What happened

Raut claimed his pet pigeons were stolen

On Friday morning, Raut had told Vasai police that two people stole his pet pigeons.

Vasai police station's Inspector Rajendra Kamble said taking cognizance of the complaint, the police served notices to the accused.

To maintain peace in the locality, they were given warning under Section 149 CrPC, he added.

But the accused didn't like that Raut went to police.

The abuse

Accused went to Raut's house, assaulted him

At around 7:30 PM, the accused gathered seven others, including women, and went to Raut's house.

They started yelling at him and warned him of dire consequences for going to the police. Raut's son Bandhu, who is 25 years old, was also shouted at.

When Raut intervened, the people started beating him. They rained kicks and blows on him and one allegedly strangled him.

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Hospital declared Raut brought dead

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Hospital declared Raut brought dead

Raut was rushed to the Sir DM Petit Hospital, where he was declared brought dead. He sustained injuries on his head, neck, and back.

A case was registered under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt), 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation).

The people who have been arrested

The nine who were arrested are Mayur Sachin Raut, Sachin Gharat, Avinash Tandel, Abhishek Raju Kolekar, Sureka Raju Kolekar, Sneha Sachin Gharat, Ranjana Chandrakant Tandel, Raju Tukaram Kolekar, and Reena Sachin Gharat. They were remanded in police custody by a Vasai court on Saturday.

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Who is the deceased?

Asked on 13-01-2019 by Tejas Banerjee

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The deceased was identified as 70-year-old Ramachandra Raut.

Where did the violence take place?

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The incident happened at Raut's residence in Vasai, Maharashtra.

When did Raut go to police?

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Raut lodged a complaint with police regarding the theft of his pet pigeons on Friday morning.

How many people have been arrested?

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The police have arrested 9 people so far.

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