In a shocking incident reported from Pune, an IT engineer was beaten to death in Pune on Saturday with an iron rod and stones over an alleged parking space dispute. The 39-year-old engineer, identified as Neville Battiwala was reportedly beaten by three men after he had objected to parking of vehicles in front of his bungalow located in Kondhwa. Battiwala was partying on his rooftop when an argument broke out with the drivers of a tourist company which escalated into a fight.
Talking about this incident, the police said, “Battiwala often objected to it. On Friday night, the deceased had another argument with Raskar over the issue that led to the scuffle.” It added that the accused beat the engineer with rods and left him injured. Following this, the 39-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The police have already arrested the three accused – Sriganesh Raskar (31), Yogesh Kadwe (22) and Vikram Bhombe (31). Police also revealed that Raskar runs a transport business, and his driver used to park the vehicles in front of the gate of Battiwala’s bungalow. Neville had relocated to Pune two years back and was working with a software firm.
Meanwhile, in another incident, a software engineer, along with his wife and four-year-old son were found dead in the city’s Baner-Pashan area on Friday. This is suspected to be a case of suicide. The bodies of Jayeshkumar Patel (34), his wife Bhumika (30) and son Akshay were found in their apartment.
The couple reportedly had rope marks on the necks while the child appears to have been administered poison. Patel worked with a reputed IT firm while his wife was a homemaker. The incident came to light after the neighbours found out that the house was locked from inside for the past couple of days.