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Two Engineering Students Stripped, Killed in Lonavla

By: Aritra Hazra

Edited By: Ananya Chakraborty

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Last Updated: April 04, 2017, 15:56 IST

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Two students of an engineering college were found dead at a forest area in Lonavla hill station of the district, police said on Tuesday.

Pune: Bodies of two students of an engineering college were found at a forest area in Lonavla hill station in Maharashtra’s Pune district.

The deceased, a 22-year-old boy and a 21-year-old girl, were allegedly stripped naked and with injuries on the back of their heads consistent with a blunt object. There were injuries on their other body parts also, police said.

Police have found that the two were in a relationship and are probing whether it is a case of honour killing.

The girl's hands were tied at the back and she was gagged, an officer at Lonavla city police station said.

"A local resident, who spotted the bodies in the forest area located near INS Shivaji Naval station, alerted the police," he said.

The police rushed to the spot and sent the bodies for postmortem, he said.

"Both the deceased were students of a third year engineering course at a college in Lonavla. The girl hailed from Otur in Pune district. The boy hailed from Rahuri in Ahmednagar," the officer said.

“Both were in a relationship. Parents are in a state of shock. We will also investigate into the angle of honor killing. Nothing has been found yet,” police said.

The girl used to stay in the college hostel, while the boy lived at a private accommodation in Lonavla, which is located about 100 km from the Pune district headquarters.

Both of them were friends and had gone out together on Sunday, the police officer said.

A murder case has been registered, he said.

"We are investigating the case from all angles and waiting for the postmortem report," the officer said.

A probe is on into the case, he said adding that the police would talk to the family members of both the deceased.

(With PTI inputs)
first published:April 04, 2017, 12:50 IST
last updated:April 04, 2017, 15:56 IST