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GRP cracks murder mystery in 24 hours

Man killed by two friends near Railway Station after drug deal went sour

The Kurla Government Reserve Police (GRP) cracked a murder case of a history-sheeter within 24 hours of the crime. Cops arrested Javed Sheikh (28), and Umar Shah (36) yesterday, in connection with the murder of 25-year-old Sarfaraz Khan.

The trap
The cops were tapping the phone of Shah's relative, on learning that the two accused had gone missing from their homes. "A phone call made by Shah to his brother revealed that he was taking refuge in Vikhroli, at a friend's place. A team was sent to the address and Shah was arrested in connection with the crime," an officer from Kurla GRP said.

The incident
On Tuesday, the Kurla GRP was informed of a dead body  near platform number six at Kurla railway station. After the police established Khan's identity, preliminary investigations revealed that the two accused were friends with Khan and met him on Monday to buy drugs from him.

They had an argument and the deal went sour. The next day Khan armed with a chopper decided to teach the duo a lesson. When they saw that Khan was about to attack them, they overpowered him and allegedly killed him with his own chopper. They then fled from the spot.

Shivaji Dhumal, senior police inspector of Kurla GRP said, "We have arrested two people under section 302 (murder), 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian Penal Code. The accused will be produced in the court today."

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