Absconding Mumbai cop dead (Lead, Superseding earlier story)

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

AHMEDNAGAR - Senior Mumbai Police inspector Arun Borude, who was absconding for more than a month after being accused of raping a minor girl, was found severely injured on a railway track in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra Wednesday, police said here. He later succumbed to his injuries.

“When we found him, he was unconscious. His head and chest were severely injured. It looked like he was hit by a train. He died three hours after he was found,” Additional Superintendent of Police (Shrirampur) Sunil Kadasne told IANS.

“It does seem like a case of suicide, but it seems like he might have had second thoughts after he saw a train rushing towards him. He was not crushed by the train, only hit,” he added.

Kadasne said that a Mumbai Police team will soon reach Ahmednagar, about 250 km from Mumbai.

“The investigation into the cause of death will be undertaken by the local police. A team from Mumbai will, however, be present during the identification process,” Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjeev Dayal said.

“We could not talk to Borude to confirm what actually happened, but we are doing an autopsy to know the exact cause of his death,” said Kadasne.

A former encounter specialist, Borude was absconding since more than a month. He was accused of raping a minor girl in suburban Andheri and was later sacked by the Director General of Police D. Sivanandan.

The rape incident came to light when the victim gave birth to a child in October this year.

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