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Maharashtra Man Kills Pregnant Live-In Partner, Surrenders Before Police: Report

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A 27-year-old-man walked into a police station on August 14 in Pune district and allegedly confessed to murdering his pregnant live-in partner. The man, identified as Kiran Funde, worked at a private company in a local industrial cluster. The deceased woman has been identified has 24-year-old Sonamani Soren who also worked at a private company.

According to the police, the incident took place at Karegaon village in Shirur tehsil, around 60 km from Pune city. The area comes under Ranjangaon MIDC police control. “He came to the police station and demanded a piece of paper and a pen. Then, he wrote that he is a patient of depression and killed his pregnant live-in partner by strangulating her and sought that he be executed,” police naik P N Sutar told Hindustan Times.  Finally, he handed over the paper to the station duty officer and also gave him a key to the rented room where he lived in Karegaon village, along with his address.

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • A man from Pune walked into a police station and confessed to allegedly killing his pregnant live-in partner in a fit of rage.
  • The couple reportedly had numerous arguments over termination of the pregnancy.
  • He wrote on a piece of paper, “I am suffering from depression and have committed a murder. Please hang me.” 

A police team rushed to the spot and found a woman lying unresponsive in the corner of the room. She was later declared dead. A case has been registered against Funde under the Indian Penal Code Section 302 (murder), and he has been placed under arrest.

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Sub-inspector Shubhangi Kute, who is investigating the case, told HT that the deceased and the accused were in a relationship for the past four to five months. The woman had become pregnant during this period. “Since both of them did not have money to go for abortion, they often used to fight. They had an argument on Friday afternoon and in a fit of rage, the man strangulated her to death, locked the door from outside and surrendered before the police,” she said.

Kute also added that the complete sequence of events as told by Funde will be probed and properly examined.

Alankrita Arora is an intern with SheThePeople.TV.

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