A watchman -- working at an under-construction building in Borivli (East) -- was arrested by Kasturba police for killing a history sheeter who, along with two others, tried to rob scrap material from the site.
The deceased has been identified as Rajesh alias Nagpurya Patel (21), who was released from the jail just five days ago. Patel has five cases registered against at Kasturba police station, out of which four are of house breaking and one regarding a motor vehicle theft. His accomplices too are history sheeters and drug addicts from the locality.
According to Senior PI Bharat Worlikar, the incident took place early yesterday morning.
“Ram Shukla (36) was alone when the trio reached the building to loot scrap material. As soon as Shukla spotted them, they tried to escape. However Shukla managed to catch Patel, and struck him a few times on his head with the wooden stick that he had. Following the assault, Patel died on the spot,” he said.
Shukla went straight to the police and informed cops that out of the three men who tried to rob scrap, he caught one and had tied him at the site. When cops reached the spot, they found Patel lying in a pool of blood.
Shukla denied any role in killing Patel. “However, after the post-mortem, we found out that Patel was hit on the head. During interrogation Shukla confessed to his crime. We have arrested him under Section 302 of the IPC. He will be produced in the court on Monday (today),” Worlikar said.
Man falls to death from 1st floor
A 55-year-old man lost his life after he fell from the first floor of a school building in Jogeshwari (West), where the annual meeting of his society was going on.
According to PI Nutan Pawar of Amboli police station, Shantanu Manjrekar lived in Laxmi Society behind MVM School. The society holds its annual meeting in the school hall. Manjrekar, who as standing near the railing, slipped and fell headfirst. He died while being taken to the hospital due to heavy blood loss. “We have registered a case of accidental death,” said Pawar.