Cops move to record confession of man who killed daughter, son

Kasara Police have initiated the process of recording confession of Panvel resident Nitin Shah, accused of killing his son and daughter, in the presence of a magistrate.

Shah was arrested last month for allegedly taking his daughter Janhvi (12) and son Parag (10) to Kasara Ghat and strangling them.

He later slit his wrists in a suicide attempt and was rushed to hospital by police.

"We have written to a magistrate in Thane to record confession of Shah under CrPC section 164. He is willing and has agreed to cooperate in the investigation in every possible way," said Prakash Wagunde, deputy superintendent of police, Shahpur division.

The probe revealed wife Swati, undergoing treatment for mental instability for years, tried to kill herself three months ago, which depressed Shah.

"Swati tried killing herself by jumping into a well at a village near Panvel. This triggered a suicidal chain of thought in Shah," Wagunde said.

Shah spent five days in police custody before he was remanded in judicial custody. Police said he was in a suicidal state of mind and needed to be handled sensitively. Officers were posted to watch Shah round-the-clock to ensure he does not attempt suicide in lock-up, sources said.

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