Mumbai: Milk vendor killed by vengeful ex-employee

The four friends who strangled Nalasopara milk vendor were spotted by victim's brother waiting to dump the body. Cops arrest one accused

A 25-year-old milk vendor from Nalasopara was on Thursday evening allegedly strangled to death by a disgruntled former employee — who had been sacked two months ago — and his three friends.

Bablu Gupta, a milk vendor from Nalasopara, was strangled in a drunken stupor. Pic/Hanif Patel
Bablu Gupta, a milk vendor from Nalasopara, was strangled in a drunken stupor. Pic/Hanif Patel

Police said Bablu Gupta (21), who owned a milk shop at Valaipada in Nalasopara East, was called by Ravi Bhargod (21) to his house to resolve a dispute between 5.30pm and 8 pm.

There, Bhargod and three of his friends got Gupta drunk, strangled him and put the body in a sack.

They were biding their time to dump the body when Gupta’s brother, Chandrashekhar, arrived at the spot. As the four alleged murderers legged it, Chandrashekhar called the police.

“We managed to arrest one of the accused. We are on the lookout for others,” said inspector Kiran Kabadi of the Tulinj police station. During questioning, Bhargod revealed that he had been fired from his job two months ago and had killed Gupta in retaliation.

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