New Delhi: As many as 5 people have been detained on Wednesday in a case related to 7 dead bodies recovered from Bheema river in Daunda Tehsil of Pune district in Maharashtra.
Along with the detainment, the Pune Rural Police has also registered a case under IPC section 302 which Punishment for Murder.
The Police had recovered 4 bodies on between January 18 to 21 while rest of the 3 were found on Tuesday (January 24). However, all of the deceased are reported to belong from the same family.
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The Bheema river in question is nearly 45 kilometers away from the Pune city. Among the victims, there is an elderly couple, their daughter and son-in-law along with their three kids, aging from 3 to 7 years.
All the bodies have been fished out. The Police have also found a mobile phone and a reciept of purchase for gold which have been siezed as evidence.
In the preliminary investigation, the police suspected that it was a suicide case while filing an Accidental Death Report. The mass death has shocked the police following the investigation from all possible angles including the suicide pact.