Skip to main content
Sabrang
Sabrang
Violence

Seven including five juveniles held for labourer’s death in Pune

Sagar, 24, was allegedly beaten to death by iron rods over a petty dispute

Sabrangindia 23 Jan 2020

Labourer’s death in Pune

A 24-year-old labourer Sagar Mahadev Bhalerao was allegedly beaten to death over a petty dispute last night by a petty group of miscreants in Dhanori, reported The Indian Express. The police have arrested seven people, including five juveniles, residents of Munjaba Vasti, in connection with the incident.

Bhalerao, a resident of Panchsheel Mitra Mandal in Dhanori worked at a construction site doing plumbing and waterproofing work. The police suspect that he was allegedly attacked with iron rods after a drunk Bhalerao hurled cuss words at his attackers. Bhalerao was taken to Sassoon General Hospital by some people, but he was declared dead due to having sustained serious multiple injuries.

Arun Avhad, Inspector at the Vishrantwadi police station said, “An offence has been registered against seven persons, including five juveniles. All of them have been detained. The two persons above 18 years of age will be produced in court while the five minors will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. As per the complaint registered by Sagar’s brother, the seven persons brutally beat him up following a dispute. Sagar hurled abuses at the group, after which they started beating him up with iron rods.”

As per the National Crime Records Bureau ‘Crime in India’ statistics for 2018, a total of 38,256 juveniles were apprehended in 31,591 cases. Out of these 35,380 were apprehended under cases of the IPC and 2,876 under Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes and majority of the apprehended were in the age group of 16 years to 18 years.

In 2017, the ‘Crime in India’ statistics also reported that the number of ‘educated’ juvenile offenders – the ones who had studied up to higher secondary increased 32 percent from 4,244 in 2016 to 6,260 in 2017, The Print reported.

The numbers also said that the number of ‘illiterate’ juveniles caught for criminal activities had reduced by 20 percent from 5,412 in 2016 to 4,324 in 2017.

Related:

NCRB’s Reclassification Of Old Offences, Inclusion Of New Categories Problematic: Expert

Death Penalty In POCSO Act Imperils Child Victims Of Sexual Offences

Seven including five juveniles held for labourer’s death in Pune

Sagar, 24, was allegedly beaten to death by iron rods over a petty dispute

Labourer’s death in Pune

A 24-year-old labourer Sagar Mahadev Bhalerao was allegedly beaten to death over a petty dispute last night by a petty group of miscreants in Dhanori, reported The Indian Express. The police have arrested seven people, including five juveniles, residents of Munjaba Vasti, in connection with the incident.

Bhalerao, a resident of Panchsheel Mitra Mandal in Dhanori worked at a construction site doing plumbing and waterproofing work. The police suspect that he was allegedly attacked with iron rods after a drunk Bhalerao hurled cuss words at his attackers. Bhalerao was taken to Sassoon General Hospital by some people, but he was declared dead due to having sustained serious multiple injuries.

Arun Avhad, Inspector at the Vishrantwadi police station said, “An offence has been registered against seven persons, including five juveniles. All of them have been detained. The two persons above 18 years of age will be produced in court while the five minors will be produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. As per the complaint registered by Sagar’s brother, the seven persons brutally beat him up following a dispute. Sagar hurled abuses at the group, after which they started beating him up with iron rods.”

As per the National Crime Records Bureau ‘Crime in India’ statistics for 2018, a total of 38,256 juveniles were apprehended in 31,591 cases. Out of these 35,380 were apprehended under cases of the IPC and 2,876 under Special and Local Laws (SLL) crimes and majority of the apprehended were in the age group of 16 years to 18 years.

In 2017, the ‘Crime in India’ statistics also reported that the number of ‘educated’ juvenile offenders – the ones who had studied up to higher secondary increased 32 percent from 4,244 in 2016 to 6,260 in 2017, The Print reported.

The numbers also said that the number of ‘illiterate’ juveniles caught for criminal activities had reduced by 20 percent from 5,412 in 2016 to 4,324 in 2017.

Related:

NCRB’s Reclassification Of Old Offences, Inclusion Of New Categories Problematic: Expert

Death Penalty In POCSO Act Imperils Child Victims Of Sexual Offences

Related Articles

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Theme

Ambedkar

On India's 70th Constitution Day, the Subversive Sangh

Repeated attempts by the RSS-driven Sangh Parivar to appropriate Dr BR Ambedkar throw up contradictions and evasions
JNU

‘Stand by JNU!’ Solidarity Statements from across the world

A campaign launched by the university’s students and teachers challenging the intolerance of dissent
Hindutva

Hindutva and Democracy

Communalism Combat 9th Anniversary Special
HCU

#Stand with HCU

Solidarity Statements and Video Testimonies

Campaigns

Monday

13

Jan

Nationwide

Saturday

04

Jan

Karve Statue, Kothrud, Pune

Videos

Freedom

The brave women at Kolkata’s Shaheen baug

Since January 7th 2020, large number of women, from the neighborhood of Park Circus in Kolkata, have descended on the local park, protesting against the unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Act, Nationwide NPR-NRC and expressing disappointment and anger about the current affairs. Taking a page out of Shaheen Bagh's indomitable spirit, these women have found support from common people belonging to different religions and parts of the city.

Freedom

The brave women at Kolkata’s Shaheen baug

Since January 7th 2020, large number of women, from the neighborhood of Park Circus in Kolkata, have descended on the local park, protesting against the unconstitutional Citizenship Amendment Act, Nationwide NPR-NRC and expressing disappointment and anger about the current affairs. Taking a page out of Shaheen Bagh's indomitable spirit, these women have found support from common people belonging to different religions and parts of the city.

Analysis

Ambedkar

On India's 70th Constitution Day, the Subversive Sangh

Repeated attempts by the RSS-driven Sangh Parivar to appropriate Dr BR Ambedkar throw up contradictions and evasions
JNU

‘Stand by JNU!’ Solidarity Statements from across the world

A campaign launched by the university’s students and teachers challenging the intolerance of dissent
Hindutva

Hindutva and Democracy

Communalism Combat 9th Anniversary Special
HCU

#Stand with HCU

Solidarity Statements and Video Testimonies

Archives