The police on Monday arrested a lady intern and a Printing Press Owner regarding the murder of India Unbound Editor ‘Nityanand Pandey’. As indicated by the police, the intern executed Pandey in light of the fact that she had been explicitly sexually harassed by him for the past two years. Pandey had been missing since March 15. His body was found on Sunday close to spring in Khardi town in Kharbao in Thane’s Bhiwandi region.
“Based on our probe, we have arrested Ankita Mishra, who worked as an assistant to Pandey, and Satish Umashankar Mishra, 34, who ran a printing press where the deceased’s news magazine was printed,” Thane Superintendent of Police Shivaji Rathod told reporters. The Cop also said that Pandey allegedly harassed the woman on the workplace and had refused to give her a promotion.
To stop her assault, the intern contacted Mishra. As indicated by the police, Pandey owed printing costs to Mishra and was long delaying the payments and that is the reason that Mishra agreed to be a part of the murder plot. “On March 15, the two accused Mishra’s took Pandey on the pretext of showing him a row house in Uttan. They spiked his protein drink which rendered Pandey unconscious and then they strangulated him and threw his body in a creek near Khardi village,” Rathod said.
A case under the pertinent areas of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the two accused, the SP said.