38-year-old, Techie kills wife by shooting, leaves baby with dead mother arrested

, 11:08 AM IST

Pune: A 38-year-old IT professional Manoj Patidar allegedly shot his wife Dr Anjali Patidar (34) on Thursday, at her clinic with a country-made pistol in Hinjawadi area in Pune, over domestic issues

Dr Patidar a gynacaelogist was Manoj’s third wife. He shot her on the forehead and left his one and a half year old baby with the dead mother and fled.

Assistant Police Inspector, Wakad Police station, Mahendra Aher said. “We have received the information that Patidar, who works in an IT firm in Hinjawadi IT hub, had procured the country- made pistol for Rs 20,000 a week ago.”

“On Wednesday, following a fight over some domestic issue, he allegedly shot her in the forehead and ran away leaving their one-and-half- year-old baby,” he said.

Aher said. “During his interrogation, we have come to know that his earlier two wives died in mysterious circumstances as he is claiming that they had allegedly committed suicide by falling off from building. However, foul play is suspected in earlier deaths.”

He was nabbed and arrested as he was trying to escape the city and booked under section 302 (murder) of IPC and he will be produced in court today.