Mumbai:My only son, Nitin was murdered and we demand a CBI probe in the mystery death, even though the Arnala Coastal Police have registered a case of accidental death, said Madhukar Bhagat, father of the victim. A strong morcha was carried out to the Arnala Police station on Saturday morning, demanding the immediate arrest of Nitin's killers, and have demanded a murder charge be registered.
It is to be known that on 14 January, the body of Nitin Bhagat (21) was found in off the Arnala sea coast. A collection agent by profession, Nitin had collected over Rs 85,000 in cash, which was missing and the last collection was from one Bhalchandra Patil a resident of Arnala and since then he did not return home,said Madhukar.
Nitin had informed me that he was going to visit Bhalchandra Patil in Arnala to collect Rs 1,500 as an EMI instalment. But since then he did not return home and his phone was also switched off,said Madhukar who then registered a missing complaint with the Arnala police the next day. My son has been murdered and we suspect three persons in the act, and demand the Arnala police arrest them,said Madhukar. We have given the names of the three persons to the police,he added.
We started to investigate when we received information that a highly decomposed body was found somewhere near Mamachiwadi in Vasai off the coast and after identification by his relatives, it was the body of the missing Bhagat,said an Arnala police official.
After going through Bhagat's belongings, we found vouchers worth Rs 85,000 as proof of payment collected from customers, and the cash was also missing which was kept in the dikky of Nitin's scooter, said Madhukar..
Said Jayant Bajbale, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP) Virar, we are awaiting the chemical analysis and DNA report which was sent a fortnight ago, while the post mortem report from the JJ Hospital said there are no injuries on the victim's body and have reserved their opinion. According to his friends who we interrogated, Bhagat was into playing online lottery games wherein he would deposit money in advance with a lottery centre in Vasai and then play online games, which is illegal,said Bajbale. Furthermore, Nitin would borrow money from friends to finance his lottery addiction, and had downloaded the video game in his friend mobile also, said Bajbale. We will register a case of murder once we receive the DNA and chemical analysis report and as of now, we have registered a case of accidental death and are investigating further,said the official.