The Senior Inspector Called Up Brother Before The Incident To Say He Had Been Defamed And That He Did Not Want To Live
Mateen Hafeez & Tarachand Mhaske TNN
Mumbai/Shrirampur: A tempo, decorated with flowers and garlands, was stationed outside the post-mortem centre in Ahmednagar to carry dismissed senior inspector Arun Borude’s body on Thursday. Written on it in bold letters was ‘Arun Borude Amar Rahe’. The tempo also carried a large photo frame of Borude in police uniform.
Borude, accused in the rape of a 15-year-old Powai girl, allegedly committed suicide on the railway tracks near Shrirampur station. He was found unconscious on the tracks but succumbed to his injuries while being taken to a hospital. The incident took place on Wednesday afternoon on the Daun-Manmad tracks.
Borude’s body was identified after two hours. In their statement, Borude’s family members told the cops that he had committed suicide due to “false media reports which damaged his reputation”.
“His relatives told the police that a section of police officers and some criminals had framed him in a false case. They further said that he was so disappointed that he called up his younger brother, Prakash, just half an hour before the incident and said that he had been defamed and he did not want to live any longer. Borude also told Prakash to take care of his family after him. Moreover, he informed Prakash about his location at Shrirampur and asked him to collect his body within half an hour. He then switched off his mobile phones,” said Sunil Kadasane, additional superintendent of police.
He is survived by a son, Amit, who is studying for his MBA in the US; daughter, Laxmi; and wife, Aruna, who was at her mother’s home in Vejapur at the time of the incident. According to Kadasane, after informing Prakash about his decision, Borude lay down on the tracks but when saw a train approach, he got up. “Soon after several boggies passed, he jumped in front of the train and was badly hit,” said Kadasane. While the police recovered Borude’s police identity, his service revolver was not with him.
Borude’s family was in a state of shock and refused to comment. It is learnt that they may shift to Ahmednagar.
The Times of India, December 31, 2010