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Adopted daughter, cricketer boyfriend held for murder

NAGPUR: The crime branch on Monday cracked the murder of an aged couple on Sunday with the arrest in their adopted daughter and her boyfriend. The accused have been recognized as Aishwarya Champati, 23, and her boyfriend Mohd Eqhlak Khan, 23, a cricketer. The accused had allegedly planned the murder as Aishwarya’s folks have been crucial about their relationship.

Shankar Champati, 72, and his spouse Seema, 64, have been found dead in a pool of blood on the space on Sunday night time by way of their daughter. Wadi police had registered a case of murder and launched a probe along with their crime branch counterparts. They soon cracked the case and the accused spilled the beans all the way through wondering.

It is learnt that the incident will have been have shyed away from if the Wadi police had taken severe cognisance of an previous assault on Shankar, a couple of days in the past. Shankar have been attacked by way of a masked man while he used to be at his house. A criticism used to be filed at Wadi police station. It is learnt that Khan had coated his face and attacked Shankar in that incident.

DCP (crime) Nilesh Bharne mentioned, “We had early suspicion about Aishwarya so we laid a entice for her and he or she fell into it. We then nabbed the duo.”

Police assets mentioned Aishwarya, an IT engineer, works at a company in IT Park, while Khan is a cricketer. Aishwarya’s folks had died in an coincidence when she used to be 8 months outdated, after which the Champati couple had adopted her. When Aishwarya used to be in Std VIII, she got here in touch with Khan and the duo soon entered into a relationship.

Since the last few days, Shankar used to be making plans to promote his space and transfer to Pune as he suspected something used to be happening between Aishwarya and Khan. Aishwarya told Khan about Shankar’s plan, which left him very indignant, and the duo made up our minds to kill the couple.

On Sunday at around 12 noon, Aishwarya told her folks that she used to be going to the sweetness parlour. While leaving, she spiked the watermelon stored for her folks with a drug, while Khan used to be standing outside the house. As soon as Aishwarya left, she signalled Khan, who sneaked in and attacked Shankar, who used to be drowsing, with a large knife. After killing Shankar, Khan went within and attacked Seema. He ransacked where to make it appear to be a dacoity and fled with the jewellery and cash in the house.

Meanwhile, Aishwarya went to a beauty-parlour and later went to a mall at Ramdaspeth together with her cousin. When she returned house, Aishwarya raised an alarm and knowledgeable neighbours concerning the murder of her folks.

Sources mentioned crime branch sleuths had suspicions about Aishwarya from the beginning, and laid a entice for her, and he or she fell for it. During investigations Aishwarya confessed concerning the murder plan and cops nabbed Khan too.

It is learnt that Aishwarya and Khan had tried to outwit the police by way of deleting their outdated chats and messages. The duo used to be apparently watching several police crime TV serials in the contemporary previous and planned in keeping with it, to check out and make sure police may not track them.


Mohd Eqhlak Khan shot into the limelight when he hit a double hundred in his first Guzder League ‘A’ Division match six years in the past. He soon entered the Vidarbha fold. The right-hand batsman used to be a part of Vidarbha Under-16 and Under-19 squads afterward. He have been a teammate of many current Under-23 cricketers like Mohit Kale, Siddhesh Wath, Raj Choudhary, Manas Sahare, and Akshay Agrawal.

He additionally hit a hundred in Cooch Behar Trophy match against Goa, and used to be additionally the a part of the Under-23 squad below Sachin Kataria 3 years in the past.

The local cricketing fraternity expressed surprise on hearing about Eqhlak’s alleged involvement in the murder. “He always played with sure intent and had a mindset of scoring runs. However, he would continuously throw his wicket and that’s why he couldn’t keep his place in the enjoying 11. He used to be a little temperamental,” mentioned one his former teammates told TOI.

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