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Maharashtra’s ex-kid rights panel chief killed

NAVI MUMBAI: Former chairperson of Maharashtra State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Meenakshi Jaiswal, was murdered by two men in her Kharghar flat on Friday, allegedly at the behest of her domestic help.

She was found lying in a pool of blood at around 10pm in her flat in Celebration Mass Housing Complex, Sector 17, Kharghar, by her family doctor, who was asked by her husband Santosh Jaiswal to check on her as she didn't respond to his phone calls from 4pm to 6pm. She lived mostly alone in the sixth floor flat as her husband is posted as a judge in the Malegaon sessions court. Her elder son is studying for MD in Nashik while her younger son is pursuing his MBBS degree in Dhule.

Kharghar police, in co-ordination with crime branch sleuths, managed to crack the case by Saturday morning. They arrested her domestic help-cum-driver Vinayak Chauhan (45), along with another accused identified as Maninder Singh Bajwa (22), both residents of Kharghar, for the crime.

Chauhan planned the crime but roped in Bajwa, an electrician, and another person to carry it out. The third accused, who committed the crime with Bajwa, is absconding. Both the arrested accused confessed to the crime.

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