The crime branch police tonight arrested Swpanil Miniyar, who had abetted the suicide of Cidco, N-7 girl Shruti Kulkarni, near Newasa village in Ahmednagar district. He had been hiding there for the last three days. Deputy commissioner of police Sandeep Atole said on August 17 Shruti ended life by consuming sleeping pills as she was being harassed by Miniyar. The latter was sending lewd text messages to her and threatened her. On August 18, Swapnil was arrested for molesting her but got bail. He then went underground. Meanwhile, Shruti died on August 20 after which a case of abetting suicide was registered.
The commissioner of police had formed eight squads to nab the culprits and the probe was given to the crime branch. The police traced calls made by the accused to his friends and relatives. On Saturday morning, he called up his friend after which the police traced his mobile location. At 8 pm, he was caught at Newasa.