Sangli murders: Accused ‘mantrik’ admitted to hospital after complaining of chest pain, aide gets police custody
A 48-year-old “mantrik” arrested in connection with the alleged murder of nine persons from a family in Mhaisal town of Sangli district was admitted to a hospital on Tuesday after he complained of chest pain during medical tests.
The mantrik, Abbas Ahmedali Bagwan, along with Dheeraj Suravase (30), his aide and driver, both residents of Solapur, were arrested on Sunday for allegedly killing the family by poisoning.
The incident was reported in the afternoon of June 20 when two brothers, Dr Manik Vanmore (49), a veterinarian, and Popat Vanmore (52), an arts teacher, along with their mother, their wives and four children were found dead in two separate houses located a kilometre apart in Mhaisal in Sangli district.
Police said Bagwan and Suravase had claimed that they would help the family unearth “hidden treasures” or guptadhan.
Suravase was produced before a court on Tuesday, which remanded him to police custody till July 7 for further investigation. However, Bagwan was admitted to the Miraj Civil Hospital in Sangli after he reported chest pain while being taken for pre-arrest medical tests. “He will be arrested soon after being discharged from the hospital,” the Sangli police said. Police have booked Bagwan and Survase under sections 302 (murder) and 306 (abetment) of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Money Lending Regulation Act.
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