Mane was diagnosed with ‘mania’, says doc who treated him

Santhosh Mane

Burate submitted to court a history of Mane's treatment and prescriptions given to him during the treatment period.

Contrary to the prosecution claim that despite police attempts Burate had declined to record his statement, the doctor told the court that Pune Police had recorded his statement although he couldn't recall the exact date. Burate also said that on January 25, 2012, on the day of the incident, Pune Police personnel met him at around 9pm and took away a copy of case history of Mane's treatment. He submitted to the court a receipt from police as proof.

Another defence witness, Shivanand Gangadhar Shete, who owns Solapur-based Amrut Medical and General Stores, and who reportedly sold medicines to Mane, also testified on Tuesday.

Shete said Mane bought medicines from his store several times between February 9, 2010 and September 3, 2011 on prescriptions given by Dr Burate.

Public Prosecutor Ujjwala Pawar will cross-examine both the witnesses on March 1. Mane was represented by defence lawyers Dhananjay Mane, Rhishikesh Ganu and Pradip Pawar.

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