Man killed by relatives suspecting black magic by his mother

Nagpur, Nov 20 (PTI) A man was killed allegedly by hisrelatives who suspected he was responsible for the suicide ofa person and also that his mother was practising black magic,police said on Wednesday.

A mother-daughter duo has been arrested for the murderwhich was carried out with the help of their associate, theysaid.

The victim, Arun Santosh Waghmare (35), a resident ofWathoda area here in Maharashtra, was found killed in theTarodi Khurd locality on Sunday morning, they said.

The police arrested a woman, Ratnamala Manoj Ganvir(40), and her daughter Shubhangi (20), both residents ofAntoji Nagar in Wathoda on Tuesday night for the crime.

Ganvir is paternal aunt of Waghmare.

Another accused, Kisan Vishwakarma, is on the run, thepolice said.

Ganvir was suspecting that Waghmare and two otherpersons were responsible for the suicide of her brotherAvinash Khobragade who hanged himself at his house four monthsago, they said.

After her another daughter Pranita often fell sick andher condition deteriorated, Ganvir grew suspicious aboutWaghmare's mother.

'Ratnamana believed that Aruns mother waspractising black magic on her family that resulted in theproblems in her family, said the police.

Vishwakarma lived in a rented accommodation atGanvir's house. Shubhangi and Vishwakarma become close friendsand started dating each other, they said.

When Waghmare learnt about this, he asked Ganvir tokeep her daughter away from Vishwakarma.

However, Ganvir was fed up with Waghmare's frequentinterference in her family matters and hence decided toeliminate him, the police said.

The woman and her daughter roped in Vishwakarma in theconspiracy. As per the plan, Vishwakarma met Waghmare nearBhandewadi Railway Station, where he killed the latter andfled the spot, the police said.

An offence under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 34(acts done by several persons in furtherance of commonintention) was registered at the Wathoda Police Station.

The police have launched a manhunt for Vishwakarma.