Pune: Theatre director Dilip Kolhatkar’s wife found dead; 19-year-old carer arrested

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A 19-year-old person was on Sunday arrested in connection with murder of Deepali Kolhatkar, wife of Marathi drama and film director Dilip Kolhatkar, in Pune. However, the motive of the murder is yet to be ascertained. But police suspect that the arrested youth, Kisan Munde of Osmanabad, killed Deepali in a fit of rage.

Murder of theatre director Dilip Kolhatkar’s wife: One carer arrested

Deepali Kolhatkar was found dead by her neighbours in their house on Thursday. Two male caregivers were employed by the Kolhatkars to look after Dilip Kolhatkar, bedridden for the past three years.

The Kolhatkars have a son in the US and a daughter who also resides in Karvenagar. A police investigation is underway.

According to police, the post mortem revealed that she sustained a serious head injury and an FIR related to murder has been lodged at the Alankar police station.

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