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Mumbai: Call centre employee held for stabbing brother, dumping body

A man, who attacked his brother with a knife, strangulated him with a handkerchief and dumped his body in the slums near their house at Kandivli (East), was arrested on Saturday.

mumbai Updated: Aug 15, 2015 23:03 IST
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A man, who attacked his brother with a knife, strangulated him with a handkerchief and dumped his body in the slums near their house at Kandivli (East), was arrested on Saturday.

According to the police, the accused, Ashok Thakur, worked at a call centre and lived with his brother, Vijay, and parents in Poisar. “On Thursday night, Vijay returned home drunk and started banging the door. As Thakur did not open the door, he started to create a ruckus. In a fit of rage, Thakur opened the door and attacked Vijay with a knife on his head,” said Dilip Yadav, senior inspector, Samta Nagar police station.

The incident came to light after a local resident spotted Vijay’s body. His hands were tied and there was a handkerchief around his neck. The police took him to Shatabdi Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.

The police then took a friend’s help to track down Thakur and call him to the Kandivli railway station, where he was arrested. During interrogation, Thakur told the police he took the extreme step, as his family was tired of Vijay’s harassment.

Thakur has been booked under IPC section 302 (punishment for murder).