Maharashtra | Maharashtra: In the case of the journalist’s death, the police arrested the defendant under the murder section



MumbaiPolice on Wednesday registered a murder case against a man arrested for allegedly running over a journalist in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. An officer gave this information.

Several media organizations demanded an investigation into the death of journalist Shashikant Warishe, alleging that Warishe had reported against local land dealer Pandharinath Amberkar. Pandharinath Amberkar is said to be a supporter of the proposed Ratnagiri refinery project.

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The organizations claimed that Amberkar crushed the journalist’s bicycle under his car at a petrol pump in Ratnagiri district on Monday. Warishe succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Kolhapur on Tuesday.

The official said the defendant (42) was arrested under section 304 (manslaughter not amounting to murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Police have added section 302 (murder) to the FIR against Amberkar. He was sent to police custody in Rajapur until February 13. The police are investigating to find out the exact reason behind the murder. (agency)

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