Mumbai Crime: Man suspected to be thief beaten to death in Borivali, three held

Updated: Nov 24, 2017, 14:16 IST | Samiullah Khan

Security guards and a number of residents of Vichare compound in Borivali West thrashed a 35-year-old man to death on Wednesday evening on the suspicion that he was a thief

Security guards and a number of residents of Vichare compound in Borivali West thrashed a 35-year-old man to death on Wednesday evening on the suspicion that he was a thief. The MHB police have arrested three people for their involvement in the case. According to the police, the man's body, which had several injury marks, was found lying by the roadside near Gokhle College.

The arrested accused have been sent  to police custody till November 27
The arrested accused have been sent to police custody till November 27

The deceased's identity is yet to be revealed. A police officer said, "During enquiry it was revealed that the deceased had entered the compound by removing the boundary wires. On spotting him, the security guards and residents suspected him to be a thief. They then tied him to a tree and brutally assaulted him with bamboo sticks. Later, they dumped the body several metres away from the compound."

The spot where the man's body was dumped
The spot where the man's body was dumped

Speaking on condition of anonymity, another officer from MHB police station, said, "Three people have been arrested under sections 302, 201, 109 and 34 of IPC. They have been identified as Omkar Sanjay Sawant, Pradip Diwakar Kamble and Satya Murti Nair. The trio was working as security guards at the Vichare compound. After being produced before the Borivali court, they were sent to police custody till November 27."


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