Thane: A 30-year-old man from Nalla Sopara here was allegedly beheaded by a group of persons including two women over a land dispute, Thane rural police said on Friday.
The incident took place shortly before night on Wednesday
when victim Praemchand Kanojia was sleeping in the courtyard
of his house. He was attacked by the assailants in his neck
with a sharp weapon, they said.
Nalla Sopara police have arrested five persons including
two couples in connection with the gruesome incident which
rocked the Borshet Pada locality of the township.
All the arrested Narayan K Kadu, Laxmi Narayan Kadu,
Maju Krishna Rathod, Krishna Rathod and Vijay Ramchandra
Kadu have been charged under sections 302, 143,147,148,149
and 504 of the IPC.
Senior Police Inspector Mukund Mahajan said the accused
and the complainant Datta V Kadu (35) had a long standing
dispute over the ownership rights of some forest land plots.
The accused had a day before bashed up the complainant as
they were annoyed on a police complaint being filed by him. A
day later, the group reached Kadu`s house where Kanojia was
killed during the attack. Police have launched a manhunt for the killers.