A thread on the Ohol murders in 1992 in Pune.
The murderers were awarded death penalty in 1998.

I remember the next or was it the next evening very well.
Two of the friends of one of the deceased: a boy killed in those horrific murders .... drove up behind me on their Kawasakis because they could not locate him. (The killed friend was Rohan ... one of my close friends)
Remember there were no mobile phones in those days. But we used to be out on motorcycles the entire day. That evening was overcast.
I stopped and I still remember the look on my other two friends faces clearly.
Have you seen Rohan?
I was puzzled. I said, let’s search for him.
In those days, that’s what people did. You searched the roads and went to the hospitals and checked them. I went and checked with CMO Sassoon (who was also a close friend)... no go. Next stop every main road of Pune. Finally a police report was filed by the other friend and +
Rohan and me had a special history. He used to ride in the second Kawasaki and I used to be riding third. We used to race Pune Lonavala every few months.
Anyways... at around 9 pm I stopped searching.
It was the next day I think that the police finally thought of searching their bungalow... it’s near Chaturshringi Road... they found the bodies in the bath tub...
His sis survived.. because she wasn’t at home. Thank Bhairavar for small mercies.
You know the murders were done for a Maruti car, a transistor radio and a few thousand rupees....
imagine that.
Death changes people around the dead in a rather permanent way...

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