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92-yr-old farmer killed in Thane

Press Trust of India  |  Thane (Maha) 

A 92-old-was allegedly killed by unidentified persons at his farm in the district, the police said today.

The deceased, identified as Mahadeo Jadhav, was sleeping along with other family members in his house at a farm in Mohane village when some persons allegedly barged in and forcible took him away on Wednesday late night, police PRO Sukhada Narkar said.

Yesterday morning, the farmer's body, bearing several wounds on head and face, was found at some distance from his house, she said.

The body was sent for postmortem and a case was registered against unidentified persons under IPC section 302 (murder) at the station of Kalyan division, Narkar said.

A search was underway to nab the killers, she said.

The police suspect that the killing could be an attempt by some miscreants to grab the farmer's land.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 10:10 IST