Pune murder: Shocking details emerge, Anjali Chandanao's brother reveals Manoj Patidar used to harass his sister
Manoj Patidar allegedly shot his third wife Dr Anjali Chandanao in the forehead with a country-made pistol after they had a fight over some domestic issue in Pune.
Pune: In a gruesome incident, a 38-year-old IT professional allegedly shot dead his gynaecologist wife on Wednesday night at her clinic in Hinjawadi area in Pune.
Manoj Patidar allegedly shot his third wife Dr Anjali Chandanao (34) in the forehead with a country-made pistol after they had a fight over some domestic issue. Following the crime, Patidar ran away leaving their one-and-half-year-old baby.
The Indian Express has quoted the 70-year-old owner of the premises as saying: “Though I have never spoken to her husband, I have been aware of him hitting her at her clinic. He used to harass her a lot. Some months back too, while she was attending a patient, Manoj had created a scene that made the patient call up the Wakad police station. It is very unfortunate she didn’t register a complaint then — she may have been alive today.”
Anjali's brother, Amar Santram Chandanao (32), told the daily that his sister’s only fault was that she chose to work alongside performing her household duties. “Eight months back, we had discussed divorce and suggested that we would set up a clinic for her at Lohegaon. However, for her son, she faced all the hurdles. We would check every day with her about her well-being. My father would call her every hour to check on her,” said Amar.
He further said that it was Anjali's first marriage, while Manoj had married before. Manoj had, however, told Anjali's family that his first wife had committed suicide, but did not divulge details about his second marriage. “This was my sister’s first marriage and it was an arranged marriage. We agreed only because he had good qualifications and he seemed decent. Post marriage, he changed completely and would harass her and even started doubting her character. He did not want her to work and my sister being qualified could not sit at home for long. It was her determination to manage both her child and the clinic that angered him,” said Amar.
As per the Mumbai Police, Patidar, who works in an IT firm in Hinjawadi IT hub, had procured the country-made pistol for Rs 20,000 a week ago.
Patidar, who hails from Madhya Pradesh, was about to escape from the city when he was nabbed and arrested here late Wednesday night.
During his interrogation, it was revealed that his earlier two wives died under mysterious circumstances. He, however, is claiming that they had allegedly committed suicide by falling off from a building. However, foul play is suspected in earlier deaths.