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Three held for kidnapping, killing man

mumbai Updated: Sep 25, 2010 01:54 IST
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Three held for kidnapping

The Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested three persons for allegedly abducting and killing a man.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy said the unit VII of crime branch arrested the three on Friday for murdering Pratap Sawant, who allegedly had an illicit affair with the mother of one of the accused.

He identified the accused as Tabrez alias Tabbu Darvesh Mohammed Khan (21), Arshad Mir Aslam Khan alias Sonu (16) and Darvesh Parvesh Khan (22). They were handed over to the Aarey sub-police station.

The police said that Sonu, a resident of Filterpada in Goregaon (East) suspected that Sawant, his neighbour, was having an affair with his mother. With an intention to teach him a lesson, Sonu ganged up with his friends. The three kept watch on Sawant for a month.

On September 21, they abducted Sawant and then took him to the Jambori Maidan in Aarey Park and strangulated him.

Later they slit his throat. They then buried his body there. The police have exhumed the body and sent it for forensic tests.