Maha: Man on the run for six months held for murder

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Latur, Jul 8 (PTI) A man, who was on the run for the last six months after allegedly killing a truck driver, has been arrested in Pune by the police from Latur district of Maharashtra, an official said on Thursday.

The accused, Satish Nandu Shinde alias Vicky Laxman Pawar, a resident of Himayatnagar tehsil in Nanded district, had committed the crime on January 6 this year, he said.

He had been on the run and kept moving to different locations to save himself from being caught, police said.

“An unidentified accused had stabbed the truck driver to death with a sharp weapon when his vehicle was parked by the roadside on the night of January 6. The offence had been committed under the jurisdiction of Udgir rural police station in Latur district,” the police official said.

A case under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 427 (mischief causing damage) had been registered.

Some of the accused in the murder case had been arrested by police. But Shinde was absconding.

“Police had received a tip-off that Shinde is currently hiding in Pune. Accordingly, a trap was laid by the crime branch officials and he was arrested,' he said.

A motorcycle, which he had stolen from Beed district, was also recovered from him. PTI COR NP NP

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