BSF man’s death: Two officers among five booked for murder

Written by Sushant Kulkarni | Pune | Published: September 20, 2018 1:34:41 am

Sunil Vitthalrao Dhope

Days after the body of a BSF personnel from Maharashtra was found near his quarters in Shillong, where he was posted, police in his home state lodged a murder case against two BSF officers and three constables on Wednesday.

The case was registered on the basis of a complaint filed by the wife of BSF personnel Sunil Vitthalrao Dhope, 38. The family has alleged that the day before his body was found in a pool of blood, he had told them over the phone that his life was in danger from some officers and personnel working with him. Dhope had named the accused during the conversation, his brother has said.

Dhope, who is survived by his wife and three children, was posted with the C Company of the 141 Battalion of Frontier Headquarters of BSF at Shillong for the last five years. While the BSF has said that Dhope committed suicide and a Court of Inquiry is underway, the family has alleged that he was murdered. The family has given local police an audio clip of their conversation with him a day before he was found dead.

On Tuesday, Dhope’s younger brother Dnyaneshwar said, “On the night of September 14, we spoke to Sunil. He said that he feared that his life was…

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