Teenage boy killed by minors for refusing to share smoke in Thane

Thane: A teenage boy was allegedly murdered by two minor boys in Bhiwandi area here over a scuffle on sharing smoke, police said on Wednesday.

Inspector V K Deshmukh of Shanti Nagar police station said the incident took place last Monday and the two boys, both aged 16, have been detained.

Victim Bilal Ahmed Ansari (17) was on his way to a public toilet and was intercepted by the two minors who asked him to share the 'beedi' he was smoking, the officer said.

When Bilal refused to share the smoke, the two boys thrashed him up severely, leaving him dead, he said. The duo have been charged under IPC section 302 (murder) rw 34 and have been detained since both are minors.

Further investigation into the matter is on, police added.

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