Aurangabad: A police informer from Sakhra village of Hingoli district has been arrested for allegedly robbing and killing two elderly women, one of them a money lender.
The suspect, Dilip Late (32), allegedly committed the crime to fulfil the demands of his wife and three other women with whom he had extra-marital affairs, said police
Police said they were investigating the murder of an 82-year-old Brajabai Ingle, whose body was found three days ago. The suspect was keenly following the case and trying to point fingers at people who had taken loans from the woman.
Police got suspicious and subjected Late to intense questioning, following which he confessed to the murder.
The suspect also admitted under interrogation that he killed 75-year-old Mankarnabai Sarule from the same village in August last year before robbing her of valuables and cash, said police.
The partially decomposed body of Ingle, a private moneylender, was found superficially buried in a grazing ground outside the village on Saturday morning. Sengaon police exhumed the body and found that her face was bludgeoned with a heavy boulder. Accordingly a case of robbery, murder and destruction of evidence was registered.
Police said Late was called to the LCB office and questioned. He soon broke down and spilled the beans. The accused worked as a police informer apart from working as an agent at the tehsil office. “The suspect is a ‘zero police’ and used to work as an informer. He has confessed to the murders and robbery of two elderly women. He has claimed that he needed money for maintaining his wife and three women with whom he had extra- marital affairs,” superintendent of police Rakesh Kalasagar told TOI.
The suspect had recently taken a loan of Rs 20,000 from Brajabai and was unwilling to repay it. Moreover, he was eyeing her gold ornaments and decided to eliminate her. On April 9, he offered her help in recovering her money given as a loan on interest to a person.
The suspect and the woman went for recovery, when he took a halt at a deserted grazing ground and offered her snacks laced with 10 sleeping pills. The woman soon fell unconscious and the suspect left the spot. He returned in the evening, robbed her ornaments and bludgeoned her to death.
Inspector Uday Khanderai of the LCB said, “The accused kept on nagging and asking police as to why the case was not being detected and also kept on making efforts to divert our attention by naming people who had taken loans from her.”
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