Thane man dies after being kicked, abused for not paying Re 1

Manohar Gamne allegedly paid Re 1 less to the shopkeeper, which led to an argument. Gamne and his son later went back to the shopkeeper and had another round of verbal exchanges.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2018 15:20 IST
Press Trust of India, Thane
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Sudhkar Prabhu, 45, has been arrested and charged with murder, the police said. (Representational Photo)

A 54-year-old man from Kalyan town in Thane was killed after a quarrel over Re 1, the police said on Saturday.

The incident took place late Friday night when the victim, Manohar Gamne, 54, went to buy eggs at a neighbourhood shop in Rambaugh, said Thane police PRO Sukhada Narkar.

Gamne allegedly paid Re 1 less to the shopkeeper which led to an argument between the two. The shopkeeper abused the victim, Narkar said.

The victim and his son later went to the shopkeeper to ask him why he hurled abuses. This led to another round of verbal exchanges during which the shopkeeper’s son repeatedly kicked and punched Gamne, which led to his death, the official said.

Sudhkar Prabhu, 45, has been arrested and charged with murder, Narkar said.

First Published: Feb 03, 2018 15:17 IST