The arrested parents of the youth Aakash Salvi, prime suspect in the Shrusti Dabhade suicide case, have complained to the chief judicial magistrate that Shrusti’s father Advocate Vijay Dabhade and his family members had hurled casteist abuses against them and the rural police had not lodged a criminal case in connection with the incident.
The Salvis pleaded that the police register a case against Dabhade and his family under the provision of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.
Both parents of Aakash, Prakash alias Pintya (44) and his mother Meenakshi alias Meena told the court they had brought the issue to the notice of the Talegaon Dabhade police, which was ignored.
The trio on Tuesday was produced before special judge SD Darane. Aakash has been remanded in police custody till October 25 and his parents in judicial custody.
The judge observed that the police should take cognisance of the parents’ application and said that if the police did not take notice of their pleas, they can approach the senior police officer or lodge a private case before the judicial magistrate (first class).
Shrusti, who was studying in Std XI in a junior college, is the daughter of lawyer Vijay Dabhade, one of the suspects in the murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty. She ended her life by jumping from a water tank at Panchvati Colony in Talegaon Dabhade at 2 pm on Tuesday last.