Sarwar Khan, 25, a labour contractor, would have never imagined that he would be killed for refusing to give a treat. Four persons allegedly killed the contractor from Bainganwadi in Shivaji Nagar as he refused to treat them after bagging a big project.
The Shivaji Nagar police have arrested two accused while the others are still absconding.
“Last week, Sarwar was approached by brothers Vijay, 46, and Baban Bhutekar, 22; Vikram, 22; and Arvind Lavate, 19. They demanded a treat from Khan or Rs 10,000 so that they could treat themselves. When Khan refused, they threatened him and left,” said an officer from the Shivaji Nagar police station.
According to DS Jodgudri, senior police inspector, Shivaji Nagar police station, a few days later, on Sunday, at around 7.30pm, Sarwar went to his friend Saeed Khan and told him about the harassment.
“While he was talking to Saeed, the Bhutekar brothers, Vikram and Lavate spotted him and started forcing him to pay up.
As he told them that he didn’t want to pay, the accused attacked him with choppers and other sharp weapons,” said Jodgudri. Following the attack, Saeed took Sarwar to Shatabadi Hospital, where he was declared dead. The police managed to arrest Vikram and Lavate, while the Bhutekar brothers are still absconding.