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Family of six kill neighbour over high construction noise near Mumbai

mumbai Updated: Jan 26, 2018 15:34 IST
Arvind Walmiki
Arvind Walmiki
Hindustan Times

A 27-year-old man, who used to work as a driver in Qatar, was allegedly killed by six people in Ambernath on Wednesday.

Rizwan Shaikh, a resident of Ulanchal in Ambernath, had come home on a month’s leave as his mother was ill and was about to go back to Qatar.

The accused, 27-year-old Khalid Sayyed, is a vegetable seller and Shaikh’s neighbour.

On Wednesday, Sayyed’s family was building a toilet in their house. As the families share the same wall, Shaikh’s family warned them about the damage to the wall.

In the evening, the construction noise became unbearable and Shaikh’s family of five confronted their neighbour. A fight broke out.

B Wagh, senior police inspector from Ambernath police station, said, “This led to a heated argument and bouts of fisticuffs. The other family members joined the fight. One of the accused got a knife and stabbed Shaikh in his chest. Shaikh was also beaten up severely.”

Shaikh, who was bleeding profusely, was taken to a hospital where he died during treatment. A case was registered against six people and cases registered under relevant sections of the IPC.

Sayyed was arrested but his five family members, including his brothers, sister-in-law and mother, are absconding.

Shaikh was to get married in December.

The police learnt that four years ago Sayyed’s house had developed cracks while the Shaikhs were renovating their house. The issue was resolved but both families were not on good terms after the incident.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 00:09 IST