Police Reports: Maharashtra doctor confesses to six murders, cops find four bodies

Police Reports: Maharashtra doctor confesses to six murders, cops find four bodies : A medico from Maharashtra arrested on the charge of kidnapping and killing an ‘aanganwadi’ worker. Here on Monday, the police said that he has confessed to murdering at least six persons by administering lethal overdoses of medicines.


Padmakar Ghanvat who is Inspector at Satara’s Wai Police Station said that accused Santosh Pol was arrested last Saturday and he is now being called ‘Dr. Death’. Santosh has revealed that he has killed 5 women and 1 man yet.

Wai is a small picturesque town at the base of the Mahableshwar-Panchgani twin hill stations. It is also famous for many Bollywood film shootings.

The alleged crimes which was done by Dr Santosh Pol came to light after a police team began to investigate the suspicious disappearance of 49-year-old Mangal Jedhe. Mangal Jedhe was the President of the Maharashtra Purva Prathmik Shikshika Sevika Sangh.

Shaukat Pathan who is the General Secretary of MPPSSS said that She had left Wai for Pune to attend to her daughter’s delivery, but she never reached there.

Police said that investigations revealed that before leaving for Pune, she was in touch with Dr. Pol and both had a bitter fight. She threatened Dr. Death to reveal his alleged criminal and shady activities.

Pol and his associates, including nurse Jyoti Mandre, kidnapped her, when she was waiting for the bus at the Wai bus depot. They took her to the farmhouse of Dr. Pol. The farmhouse is around 13 km from Wai. The next day, Pol and his nurse Mandre administered her an overdose of a lethal medicine and killed her.

They buried the dead body of Jedhe at an isolated spot in the farmhouse. After killing her, both Pol and Mandre went underground.

On 13th August, the Maharashtra police traced Pol at a place in Dadar in central Mumbai and arrested him. Police send him for remand in police custody for a week. Mandre was sent to four-day police custody.

Police said that Pol claimed that he was in a relationship with Jedhe and Mandre. But later, Jedhe knew the relation of Pol with Mandre and she became jealous of his affair with Mandre. Then she threatened to expose them (Pol and Mandre), but they decided to eliminate her.

Pol told the police that five women were buried at his country home. One male’s dead body had been thrown into a local pond.

Besides Mangal Jedhe, the missing victims were identified as Nathmal Bhandare, Vanita Gaikwad, Surekha Chikane, Jagabai Pol and Salma Shaikh.

Since 2003, at least a dozen women have been reported missing from Wai and surrounding villages and demanded a police probe into all those cases, said Pathan.

Police said the crimes of Pol were driven by robbery and lust. Dr. Santosh Pol alias Dr. Death used his medical knowledge to eliminate his victims when they threatened to expose him.