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Domestic help arrested for BJP activist's killing

Press Trust of India  |  Palghar (Maha) 

Days after a local woman activist was killed in her flat here in Maharashtra, her domestic help has been arrested for the crime, police said Friday.

(36) was found dead in her house in the Nallasopara area of district on October 9. She was killed two days earlier, the police had said early this week.

A 23-year-old man, Nitin Chape, was arrested Wednesday from Latur, about 430km from here in central Maharashtra, in connection with Chavan's killing, of Police (Nallasopara) Datta Totewad said Friday.

He said the accused was Thursday produced before a who remanded him in police custody till October 17.

Chape had joined as Chavan's house help four months ago, the said.

Chavan, who was planning to open a shop, used to often scold Chape for not doing his job properly and this annoyed him, Totewad said.

On the day of the killing also, the activist had chided Chape. Angered over the scolding, Chape allegedly hit Chavan repeatedly with a hard and blunt object in her flat on Sunday, he said.

He left her to die and escaped from the flat, Totewad said.

The accused knew the PIN of the victim's debit card and withdrew some money after killing her, the said.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 22:40 IST
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