A bitter argument between a couple took a turn for the worse after one of them murdered the other with a stone. The accused man, who had fought with his partner over sex, left for work after attacking him, and a colleague found his partner dead in the house later. A case was registered with the Vikhroli police.
After hitting Mohinuddin Makandar (right) with a large stone, Mannalal Gupta got dressed and left for work
According to the police, the incident occurred on October 19. The accused has been identified as Mannalal Gupta (55). The deceased, Mohinuddin Makandar, was in his forties. The two stayed together near Tagore Nagar, Vikhroli.
Gupta works as a cook at a shop in Mulund, while Makandar works as a painter. On the day of the crime, Makandar got up early to report to his job. While dressing up, the two got intimate. However, an argument broke out over who would go first during intercourse, and this escalated into a fight.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Ramdas Gaikwad (Vikhroli division) said, “Both the accused and the deceased have been staying together in Vikhroli. As they were about to have sex, the two had an argument, during which Makandar threw a small stone at Gupta, which hit him on his leg. An angry Gupta threw a big stone at his partner, which hit him on his face.”
After the attack, the 55-year-old left for work. Upon finding Makandar absent at his job, a colleague came to the house to check on him and found him lying insensate in a pool of blood. He informed the police, and Makandar was taken to hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
Mahesh Kamble, assistant police inspector, said, “As it was the day the election results were declared, we couldn’t work on the case. But we later narrowed down on the people who stayed with Makandar. During interrogation, Gupta confessed to the crime and revealed the facts of the case.”
Police said that Gupta, unlike the deceased, was married and stayed apart from his family. He has been working as a cook in a fruit shop in Mulund for more than 10 years. The accused was arrested last week and booked under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. He has been remanded in judicial custody.