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Navi Mumbai cops arrest man who smashed heads of two youth over harassment

Prabhu allegedly smashed the heads of the two men with a stone as they were trying to get him to part with his money

cities Updated: Jul 28, 2017 01:35 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
Navi Mumbai,Mumbai,double murders
The sport where the two men were found dead.(HT)

A day after two men were found murdered under a flyover in Turbhe, the Sanpada police on Thursday arrested a 38-year-old man.

Prabhakar Dhotre alias Prabhu from Turbhe works as a guide for truck drivers in the MIDC areas. Prabhu allegedly smashed the heads of the two men with a stone as they were trying to get him to part with his money and other things, the police said.

Prashant Burde, joint commissioner of police of Navi Mumbai, said, “The two men allegedly harassed Prabhu, asking for money. A few days ago, they snatched Rs260 from him. On Tuesday night, when he was sleeping under the bridge, they came drunk and demanded money for a chillum. Angry, Prabhu smashed their heads with a stone.”

On Wednesday morning, local residents spotted the bodies of Sandeep Moshiram Gaikwad, 22, a resident of Anand Nagar slum, and Sameer Aslam Shaikh, 20, a resident of Hanuman Nagar slum under the flyover on Thane-Belpaur road.

“Gaikwad and Shaikh had no permanent source of income. Gaikwad used to drive auto and Shaikh was unemployed,” said Suraj Padvi, senior inspector of Sanpada police station.

During investigation, the police learnt that a man named Prabhu was missing since the murder.

They formed several teams and started searching for him. He was arrested from Sanpada railway station at night. The police said he had confessed to have killed Gaikwad and Shaikh.

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Bodies of 2 Mumbai youngsters with their heads smashed with a stone found under flyover

First Published: Jul 28, 2017 01:35 IST