Thane: Three held for 2 murders over water-vending on trains

20 February,2024 05:20 AM IST |  Mumbai  |  Agencies

The accused fled to Hyderabad after the crime

The police cracked the case as the victim’s hand had some names tattooed on it. Representation Pic

Three individuals were apprehended on Monday for purportedly killing two water vendors and disposing of their bodies in Kasara Ghat and Vaitarna River, according to a police official. The investigation commenced after the discovery of one victim's body on February 6. Additionally, three suspects, who had fled to Hyderabad after murdering a colleague, were successfully detained by Palghar police. The colleague's body was discovered in the Vaitarna river on February 3.

"The police cracked the case as the victim's hand had some names tattooed. The victim was identified as Deepak Thoke, 25. Further probe led to the arrests of Pentya Chittari 38, Saikumar Kadamaachi 22 and Kishore Shetye 29," a Mokhada police station official said. "They confessed to killing Thoke as well as the vendor whose body they had dumped at Kasara Ghat. The accused and both victims sell mineral water in trains and had a monetary dispute," the police officer added.

"The man whose body was found in the Vaitarna river was killed in the house of an accused in Titwala. The Kasara Ghat victim, identified as Rinku Gupta, used to sell water in trains in the Ulhasnagar region. A missing person report was filed in Ulhasnagar police station on February 2. A fourth accused identified as Sagar Telang is on the run, the official said stated.

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