Ragpicker stabbed to death for not paying Rs 4 to vendor in Mumbai; two arrested
An SI and two constables attached to Tulinj police station were suspended for filing a mere non-congnisable offence, not a murder case.mumbai Updated: Oct 23, 2017 00:33 IST
A 40-year-old ragpicker was allegedly stabbed by the friend of a vendor for not paying Rs 4, near Tulinj police station at Nallasopara near Mumbai on Saturday. He succumbed to his injuries on Sunday.
A sub-inspector and two constables attached to Tulinj police station were suspended for filing a mere non-congnisable offence, not a murder case, against the vendor, Raju.
Later Raju and his friend Mahesh were arrested, while another friend Sonu who allegedly stabbed Ravi Bhagwat with a chopper is absconding, said an officer.
The incident took placed at 1 am on Saturday when Bhagwat, a resident of Dongripada in Virar (East), and his friend Banya Gamre went to the vendor, added the officer. “They ordered two plates of omelette for Rs24. Bhagwat paid Rs20. When Raju asked for the rest of the money, a heated argument ensued. Bhagwat gave him Rs 5 and abused him. Enraged, the vendor and his friend Mahesh caught hold of Bhagwat, while Sonu stabbed him with a chopper,” said the officer.
Bleeding, Bhagwat along with Gamre went to Tulinj police station where officers filed a non-congisable offence against the vendor and his friends. The police admitted him to a civic hospital in Vijaynagar. He was shifted to Shatabdi hospital,where he died on Sunday. Manjunath Singe, superintendent of police, Palghar, suspended three cops for not registering a murder case.
After learning about Bhagwat’s injuries, his wife, Manisha, registered a complaint after which the police arrested Raju and Mahesh, while Sonu is still at large. They were arrested under murder charges.
The vendor’s stall is illegal and the police have complained to the Vasai civic body, said the officer.
First Published: Oct 23, 2017 00:33 IST