A 36-year-old contractor from Dombivli in Mumbai was killed by a group of seven people on Saturday night. Two people were arrested.
Ganesh Maniya Chavan had been pestering the main accused, Santosh Chavan, to return the Rs2 lakh he had borrowed a few months ago.
On Saturday around 10.45pm, Ganesh Chavan and his friends were standing near a private hospital near Davdi Road when Santosh came with his six aides in an autorickshaw. They stabbed and attacked Ganesh with weapons.
Ganesh’s friends took him to the AIMS Hospital in Dombivli where he was declared brought dead on arrival.
During the investigation, the Manpada police learnt that Ganesh and Santosh knew each other. “Few months ago, Ganesh pawned his sister’s gold ornaments at a jeweller’s shop and loaned Santosh Rs2 lakh as he needed the money,” said GS Randive, senior police inspector.
“When he asked for his money back, Santosh refused. Ganesh kept pestering him for the money so Santosh plotted the murder. We have arrested two people -- Ramesh Pawar, 31, and Jamil Shaikh, 19,” added Randive.
A case has been registered at Manpada police station under sections 302, 143, 147, 148 and 149 of the Indian Penal Code and sections of the Arms Act.