Sudhir Maskare has been booked by the police for allegedly murdering his wife Deepti and disposing of her body parts into Wainganga River. Sudhir, who had a love marriage in 2003, cut Deepti's body into seven pieces after killing her in Manewada. After disposing of her body, Sudhir lodged a missing complaint with the police.
The gruesome murder came to light after a constable, probing the missing complaint, got a call from Sudhir's native village that there was foul play involved. Sudhir worked as a driver for tourists in Pench while Deepa managed a stationery shop. Their relations soured owing to financial disputes as Deepa used to demand money from Sudhir who took up thermocol work between July and September when forest safaris were closed. Sudhir had earned around Rs 60,000 from his thermocol work this season, less than last year's income. Deepa was apparently unhappy with it and also wanted Sudhir to transfer the ownership of their shop to her name. As Sudhir opposed it, this led to regular quarrels.