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Bhima Koregaon violence: One detained for killing man

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

One of the four suspects allegedly involved in killing a 30-year-old man during the January 1 Bhima-caste violence was today detained by Police from outside the district, an said.

One was assaulted and killed during the violence by a mob armed with stones and sticks.

The detainee was purportedly seen along with three other suspects in a video of the assault released by the (CID) on June 8, the said.

In the video, four people were purportedly seen assaulting Phatangade, a resident ofKanurMesainear Sanaswadi village in district.

"We have detained one of the suspects who is seen in the video and we will be handing him over to the CID as they are investigating the case," said Dayanand Dhome, senior police inspector, station.

Dhome, however, refused to divulge details like the identity of the detainee and the exact location from where he was picked up.

The merely said the suspect was detained outside district.

"Acting on the inputs, our team detained him. He will be handed over to the CID," he said.

A senior CID said that questioning of the suspect, who was detained by Chatushringi police, is underway and he is likely to be arrested by tomorrow.

Pune (Rural) police have already arrested three people in connection with Phatangade's death. The CID took over the case in February.

"During investigation, we recovered a mobile video footage in which a huge mob is seen assaulting Phatangade with sticks and stones. We managed to identify four more assailants," Akkanouru Prasad Pralhad, of CID's Pune unit had said.

Clashes had taken place between members of the and Maratha communities around Bhima-village during the bicentenary event of the 1818 battle in which British forces comprising a large number of soldiers had defeated the Peshwas, who represented the Maratha empire.

Dalits view the 1818 battle as the defeat of "casteist" Peshwas, who were Brahmins.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 22:05 IST