Mumbra police have arrested two persons for allegedly killing a 37-year-old man by beating him over the head with a rod.
According to the authorities, the deceased and accused were buddies who were drinking together.
The brawl erupted after a minor problem involving the dead checking one of the accused’s pant pockets.
The deceased has been named as Rohit Diptiman Singh, 37, according to the police. On January 30, between 5 and 7 p.m., the incident occurred near Subhash Seth’s residence, Gaondevi mandir near Diva gaon.
“It was found during investigation that Singh along with the two friends Vilas Survase and Chantaram Chavan were having drinks.
When Singh checks the cash in Survase’s pocket.
It led to an argument and later they fought. Survase and Chavan assaulted him with an iron rod on his head and killed him,” said a police officer from Mumbra police station.
The police said Singh was admitted to a civic hospital and was undergoing treatment. On January 31, at around 2:30 pm Singh succumbed to his injuries and was declared dead by the doctors.
A case has been registered under section 302 (punishment for murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Indian penal code.
“We have registered a murder case and arrested both the accused booked in the murder case. The trio is friends and had a fight over a petty issue.
We are further investigating the matter,” said D. Chaure, senior police inspector, Mumbra police station.