A doctor from Maharashtra's Satara district has admitted that he had killed atleast six people. Later, he was arrested on the charge of kidnapping and killing an 'aanganwadi' worker.
According to the police, the accused Dr Santosh Pol disclosed that he had killed five women and one man by administering lethal overdoses of medicines.
On Saturday, Santosh Pol was arrested from Dadar in central Mumbai. He asserted that he had kidnapped 49-year-old Mangal Jedhe, President of the Maharashtra Purva Prathmik Shikshika Sevika Sangh (MPPSSS).
“The investigations disclosed that before leaving for Pune, Jedhe was in contact with Pol and they had a bitter fight when she threatened to reveal his (Pol's) alleged shady and criminal activities”, Police said.
Pol and his partners, including medical attendant Jyoti Mandre, purportedly seized Jedhe as she was holding up at the Wai transport warehouse, and took her to Pol's farmhouse around 13 km from Wai. The next day, Pol and Mandre professedly managed an overdose of a deadly solution and covered the body at a detached spot in the farmhouse, after she passed on.
“Pol claimed he was in a relationship with Jedhe and Mandre, but since Jedhe was jealous of his affair with Mandre and threatened to expose them (Pol and Mandre), they decided to eliminate her,” police said.
At the time of questioning, Pol exposed that he had actually killed at least five women and one man in the past few years.
"Five women were buried at his country home, while one male victim's body had been thrown into a local water reservoir," he told.