Man kills live-in partner, makes it look like suicide

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Kasarwadi (Pimpri Chinchwad), May 21, 2020: A 20-year-old married woman, who was in a live-in relationship with a man after being separated from her husband, was strangled to death by her boyfriend. The incident took place at Kasarwadi on Tuesday (May 19) around 10.30 pm.

A case of murder has been registered against Mahesh Malhari Khandagale (28), a resident of Jawalkar Chawl, Kasarwadi. Police have arrested him. The mother of the deceased woman complained to the Bhosari police station, Pimpri Chinchwad police, on Wednesday (May 20).

According to senior police inspector Shankar Avtade, the married woman was living separately from her husband. She and accused Mahesh had a love affair. They were planning to get married. The decision of their marriage was allowed by the mother. For the past few days, accused Mahesh had been begging her for marriage. However, he was suspicious of her character as she was not ready for marriage. Due to this, the two had a heated argument on Tuesday (May 19) at around 10.30 pm. He then strangled and killed the woman.

After the murder, accused Mahesh had tried to show that she had committed suicide. However, the police became suspicious of his movements and started a cross-examination. He then confessed to killing his live-in partner.