Tragic Incident in Mumbra: Husband Brutally Attacks Wife, Killing Friend Who Intervened


In a shocking and heartbreaking incident that unfolded in Mumbra, a suburb of Mumbai, a husband unleashed a brutal attack on his wife when she refused to accompany him back home. The violent outburst also claimed the life of the wife’s friend who valiantly intervened during the altercation. The wife, now seriously injured, is currently receiving medical treatment at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa. The devastating events were confirmed by a police officer from Mumbra police station. The incident occurred on Monday when Ravindra Desle, a police bit marshal, was conducting a routine patrol in the Diva Agasan area within the jurisdiction of Mumbra police station, at approximately 3 am. Desle stumbled upon a woman standing on the roadside, visibly injured. Upon questioning, the woman identified herself as Kiran Vitthal Khandare and recounted the harrowing incident to Desle. According to Desle’s account, the victim had been married but had been residing with her friend, Jyoti Sonkar, in Room No. 511 of Patil Tower on Diva East Agasan Road for the past two months due to disputes with her husband. However, on May 15, around 12:30 am, Kiran Khandare’s husband, identified as Nagesh Balu Rupate, arrived at Jyoti Sonkar’s residence. Nagesh demanded that his wife return home and live with him, igniting a fierce argument between the couple.

The disagreement escalated to a horrifying level as the enraged husband started repeatedly stabbing Kiran in her neck, stomach, arms, and legs with a knife he had in his possession. In an act of incredible bravery, Kiran’s friend, Jyoti Sonkar, intervened in an attempt to shield Kiran from the vicious assault. Tragically, Nagesh turned his aggression towards Jyoti, stabbing her in the neck and stomach, causing grave injuries. After the attack, Nagesh fled the scene.Upon receiving all the details, Desle promptly informed the senior police inspector of Mumbra police station, Nivritti Kolhatkar. Recognizing the severity of the situation, Kolhatkar immediately dispatched a team to the location. With the assistance of an ambulance, the team swiftly transported both victims to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital in Kalwa. Regrettably, Jyoti Sonkar succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead by doctors before admission.

Kolhatkar stated, “We swiftly assembled a team and initiated a manhunt for the perpetrator. In just two hours, we apprehended the accused, Nagesh Balu Rupate, in Mumbra. During the interrogation, the accused confessed to his heinous crime. We have registered a case against him under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections 302 (murder) and 307 (attempt to murder) and have taken him into custody. On May 17, we presented the accused in court, and he has been remanded in police custody until May 22. Our investigation into the case is ongoing. “This distressing incident has sent shockwaves through the community, highlighting the urgent need for awareness and action to address domestic violence and ensure the safety of individuals within their homes.


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