An agent who used to give junior artiste for Hindi films was allegedly murdered by a man who had not been paid for the past few months.
The police said Ashish Jaiswal (28) first stabbed the agent’s son, who escaped from his Mira Road flat after latching the door from the outside.
The police said Harishchandra Shah (52), a junior film artiste agent, stayed with his son, Hardik (22) in Shanti Enclave at Mira Road (E).
On Thursday, Jaiswal went to meet Shah over the payment for a film where the former had played a small role.
Jaiswal was promised Rs 5,000 for the role but had not been paid.
When Jaiswal reached Shah’s house and asked for his payment, Shah told him to come after two days.
Jaiswal got angry and an altercation followed.
In the melee, Jaiswal who had come armed with a knife, stabbed Hardik in the chest.
“Hardik, who sustained severe injuries, rushed out of the flat but not before latching the door from the outside with Jaiswal and Shah inside the flat,” said Nitin Sampatvad, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Mira Road.
“Jaiswal stabbed Shah in the stomach, killing him instantly,” he said.
Hardik called the police after he got self admitted in a nearby private hospital, said the police.
Sampatvad said: “We arrested Jaiswal as the door was latched from the outside. Jaiswal has been arrested under Section 302 (murder) of the IPC,” Sampatvad added.
The police will produce Jaiswal in the Thane Sessions Court on Friday.