PALGHAR SENIOR CITIZEN WAS MURDERED, SAY POLICE

MUMBAI :

The Manor police are in the process of registering  a case of murder against unknown persons in the case of a 72 year old  retired Resident Tehsildar  who allegedly shot himself four times with his licenced revolver in the right side of his head on Wednesday morning.  The post mortem report from the J J Hospital is awaited to ascertain the death due to firing,said a senior police official.

  Pandarinath Kaliram Sankhe (72) a retired Revenue department official allegedly shot himself with his licenced revolver in his sprawling bungalow premises in Maswan, in Palghar on Wednesday at around 0630 hours.  The victim's wife, Asha and watchman,Paras were present in the bungalow at the time of the incident,said police. Sankhe would wake up at around 0400 hours daily for his morning walk and on Wednesday also he did the routine, and told his watchman to go inside his cabin for freshen up,said API Siddhawa Jaybhaye of Manor police station. Shockingly, the CCTV cameras installed in the bungalow premises had no recording facility since November 2017, said Jaybhaye and hence we could not see the images of the incident after decoding the Digital Video Recorder (DVR). 

  It is impossible for a person to fire four bullets simultaneously from a firearm and that too at point blank range, and we have seized the revolver which had two bullets intact, and sent it for ballistic analysis at the forensic laboratory, said Jaybhaye. The four bullets were stuck inside the head region, after a X ray was done,  and no exit point was found,she said. Furthermore, after the incident, the revolver was kept in a cupboard by relatives and later given to us, after it was found that Sankhe had gun  wounds on his temple, said the official. Two bullets were found intact in the .32 bore Indian made revolver which Sankhe had a licence,she said.  The victim is survived with son who stays in Mumbai and a daughter who stays in Canada, said the official.