Suspended cop, minister's ex-PA held for killing traderPTI | Mumbai | Updated: 09-12-2018 00:34 IST | Created: 09-12-2018 00:34 IST
Two persons, including a suspended police constable, were arrested Saturday in connection with the killing of a diamond trader whose body was found in adjoining Raigad district, 10 days after he went missing, police said.
The trader, Rajeshwar Udani, a resident of Mahalaxmi Society in suburban Ghatkopar, had gone missing on November 28. The 57-year-old's decomposed body was found at Panvel in Raigad district Friday, police had said.
Police identified the duo as Sachin Pawar and Dinesh Pawar.
They were taken into custody after interrogation, he said.
Several other persons, including a TV actor, were still being interrogated in connection with the case, the official said.
It appears the trader was murdered due to a monetary dispute with the accused and for eyeing a female friend of Sachin Pawar, DCP (Zone VII) Akhilesh Singh said.
Post-mortem revealed fractures at several places in the body and death by strangulation, Singh said.
The accused were booked under the Indian Penal Code sections 302
(murder), 365 (kidnapping) and 120b (conspiracy), Singh added.