A 19-year-old boy was murdered by three history-sheeters on Friday at around 12.45 pm at Ashok Garden, Kukde Layout, in Nagpur. The murder, which took place in broad daylight, left the people around in shock and horror.
As per the police, the victim Pratik Dhengre, a resident of Chandamani Nagar, had a fight with the accused – Pawan Bhosle (24), Snehanshu Borkar (22) and Nehal Shambharkar (23) – a month back. On Friday, when Dhengre was talking with his friends in the garden, the accused came to the spot to settle the score with Dhengre.
Bhosle, Borkar and Shambharkar started beating Dhengre and his friends, who managed to flee the spot. One of accused then took out a rafter and hit Dhengre on his leg. Another accused took out a knife and stabbed Dhengre multiple times with it. The assailants then jumped over the garden fence and fled the spot. A critically injured Dhengre was later rushed to government hopistal, where he died during the treatment.
As per some media reports, the murder may have been a result of an old gang rivalry over superiority in Bajaj Nagar and Chandamani Nagar areas. Reports suggest that Dhengre was in fact a member of a gang. Speaking to Nation Next, PSI Ingle from Ajni Police Station said, “It was not specifically a gang war rivalry but the accused and the victim surely had a conflict between them. All the three accused have previous criminal records. We haven’t been able to nab the accused yet but we will soon arrest them.”
Ajni Police have registered a case and booked Pawan Bhosle, Snehanshu Borkar and Nehal Shambharkar under sections 302, 323 and 34 of the IPC.