A 21-year-old man attacked his younger brother with a beer bottle and killed him following a domestic quarrel in a Juhu slum on Sunday night.
The incident occurred in the densely populated Nehru Nagar slum. The accused, Nagraj Shetty (21), lived here with his wife and two younger brothers, Sunil (19) and Krishna (18).
Nagraj and his brothers worked as casual labourers. For the past few days, his brothers were unemployed and that would lead to frequent quarrels in the family.
Initial investigations revealed that on the night of the incident, Sunil had an argument with Nagraj’s wife because she did not serve him dinner on time. This infuriated her and she left for her parents’ home in Bandra.
Nagraj learnt about the incident at night when he returned home from work.
Furious with his brothers, he stepped out of his shanty to look for them. He saw them participating in a feast at a religious ceremony in the locality. The brothers got into a quarrel and hurled abuses at each other, witnesses said.
“Nagraj, in a fit if rage, hit Sunil on his private parts with a beer bottle and left him bleeding profusely,” said Senior Inspector Deepak Kathkade of Juhu police station.
Sunil was rushed to Cooper hospital in Juhu, where he succumbed to his injuries. Kathkade said that the police are trying to ascertain whether the accused was in an inebriated state at the time of the incident.
Murder attempt accused turns out to be murderer
VP Road resident, Manish Ghosal (32), was arrested on Sunday for allegedly trying to stab his neighbour, Sheela Panday.
It turned out that Ghosal had killed his neighbour a few days ago, the police said.
Police Inspector S. Gore said Panday and Ghosal had a fight a few days ago and tried to slit her throat.
“Panday was lucky that a few people rescued her,” said Gore. Ghosal was arrested on Monday. “Investigations revealed that the murder attempt was similar to a murder two days ago,” said Gore.
“On interrogation, Ghosal confessed he had slit the throat of the laundryman, Sanjay Diwakar (27), on Thursday.”
Diwakar was found dead by his uncle around 4 am of Thursday. The previous night, Diwakar’s uncle had left home after dinner. When he returned the next morning, he found Diwakar in a pool of blood. “Although Ghosal has confessed to killing Diwakar, e has not revealed why he murdered him,” said Gore.