Thane: A 45-year-old man was allegedly beaten to death over a minor dispute at Khardi village in Thane, police said on Wednesday.
According to PI Sanjay Dhumal of Sahapur police station, the incident took place in the late hours on June 19 when the victim Trimbak Ladku Mukne and his wife were standing near the village Gram Panchayat office.
Three persons -- Bansi Kalu Wagh (45) Yogesh Gurunath Wagh (24) and Arjun Prakash Ghatkar (30) of Murbad -- reached the spot and attacked Mukne. He was roughed up severely and allegedly left to die there, police said.
Police said the murder was the result of an old rivalry over the issue of a petty quarrel between the children of the accused and the victim.
The accused trio were arrested on Tuesday and offences have been registered under various sections of the IPC.