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Maharashtra: Elderly couple found dead in Thane apartment; murder case registered

An elderly couple was found dead in an apartment in Maharashtra's Thane city. A murder case has been registered by the police and a probe is underway, the police said on Friday, reported the PTI.

According to the news agency, the bodies of Samsher Bahadur Singh (68) and his wife Meena (65) were found in their flat in the Chitalsar locality by their son, who reached the premises after his phone calls went unanswered on Thursday morning, an official said.

The bodies have been sent for post-mortem, the official said, adding that there were no apparent injury marks on the bodies and poisoning is suspected.

Singh worked as a security guard, and his wife ran a small business from home, he said.

The couple's son, who lives in Ambernath, found the apartment door open and saw his parents lying lifeless on the bed, the official said.

A case under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered, and a probe has been initiated, he said.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, a man allegedly attacked two people including his own brother after being told to stay away from a girl in Maharashtra's Nagpur district, the police said, reported the PTI.

The man attacked uncle of a teen girl he was in love with and also stabbed his own brother when he intervened to stop the melee, a Nagpur police official said on Friday, as per the PTI.

The Sakkardara police station official said accused Shubham alias Montu Ashok Shahu (29) had been warned by the 17-year-old girl's uncle to stay away from her.

"On Thursday, Shahu called the girl's 35-year-old uncle for a discussion. However, an argument ensued during which Shahu stabbed him on the shoulder. When Shahu's brother Shubhanshu (31) intervened, he too was stabbed in the stomach," the official said, according to the PTI.

"The two injured persons have been hospitalised and their condition is stable. Shahu has been arrested and charged with murder and other offences under the Indian Penal Code and Maharashtra Police Act," he said, the news agency reported.

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