Sitaram Bhatane, 76, is accused of murdering widow Mani Shukla, 70, when he was 27. Photo: Handout
Sitaram Bhatane, 76, is accused of murdering widow Mani Shukla, 70, when he was 27. Photo: Handout
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Indian murder suspect caught after 49 years says: ‘I barely remember it’

  • Sitaram Bhatane was 27 when he allegedly killed 70-year-old widow Mani Shukla; each year police went to his village hundreds of miles away, but he was never there
  • Then, for an election this month, an inspector asked officers to round up various criminals, and they happened to find a limping, balding, hard-of-hearing Bhatane

Sitaram Bhatane, 76, is accused of murdering widow Mani Shukla, 70, when he was 27. Photo: Handout
Sitaram Bhatane, 76, is accused of murdering widow Mani Shukla, 70, when he was 27. Photo: Handout
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