Maharashtra: Assistant manager of IT services company killed in Nagpur flat; 2 colleagues held

21 February,2024 09:35 PM IST |  Nagpur  |  mid-day online correspondent

An assistant manager of an IT consulting services company was allegedly stabbed to death in a flat in Nagpur district of Maharashtra by his two colleagues

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An assistant manager of an IT consulting services company was allegedly stabbed to death in a flat in Nagpur district of Maharashtra by his two colleagues, who have been held by the police, an official said on Wednesday, reported the PTI.

The victim, identified as L Devanathan NR Lakshminarasimhan, 21, was working as assistant manager with an IT company for the last ten months, as per a release issued by the Nagpur City Police, as per the PTI..

The incident occurred in a flat in Shyam Nagar area when the victim and the accused were drinking alcohol, it said.

"Devanathan shared an apartment with his colleagues Gaurav Bhim Singh Chandel, Pawan Anil Gupta alias Halwai, and another person," as per the release, according to the PTI.

The incident came to light after Chandel and Halwai took Devanathan to a private hospital on Wednesday morning. They told the staff that he suffered injuries after falling in the bathroom. However, the staff doubted their claims as the body bore stab wounds.

"Police launched an investigation after the victim's brother lodged a complaint. Police found blood stains and a blood-soaked vest from the flat, leading to the arrest of Chandel and Halwai," as per the release.

A case of murder has been registered.

A local court remanded the accused duo to police custody till February 27.

Meanwhile, in an another incident, a man allegedly stabbed his male colleague to death before hanging himself at a garment unit in Sakinaka area of Mumbai in the early hours of Wednesday, police said, reported the PTI.

Prima facie, an argument between them on some issue led to the crime, an official said.

The incident came to light this morning after the owner of the garment unit, located in Sakinaka area, found the door locked from inside, a police official said.

"The owner asked a staffer to enter the unit by climbing from an adjacent shop. He spotted the body of Saddam Hussain Mohammed Ahmed Shaikh, 31, hanging on the mezzanine floor," he said.

The owner then called the police.

"Police used a cutter to break open the door to gain entry. The body of another employee, identified as Mohammed Ayyaz Nayab Ahmed Shaikh, 22, was found lying with injuries," the official said, the news agency reported on Wednesday.

Prima facie, Saddam Hussain stabbed Mohammed Ayyaz with a pair of scissors in the throat, stomach and chest, before hanging himself, he said.

A case under Indian Penal Code sections for murder and accidental death has been registered and further investigation is underway.

(with PTI inputs)

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