August 19, 2022

In a case that introduced again recollections of the chilling ‘stoneman murders’ of the Nineteen Eighties, the DB Marg police on Monday arrested a 23-year-old rag picker for allegedly killing a 55-yearold man by bashing his head in with a stone. The police have additionally discovered that the accused had dedicated an identical homicide in Goa earlier.

Based on the DB Marg police, Gajanan Pawar was discovered lifeless close to the Girgaum Chowpatty within the early hours of June 29. Based mostly on his son Manohar’s criticism, and the accidents on the physique, the police had registered a case of homicide in opposition to unknown individuals.

“We checked the footage of Closed Circuit Tv (CCTV) cameras at and across the spot. We recognized the suspect and tracked his actions all the best way to the Bandra railway station. We additionally obtained stills of the footage the place his face had been captured and confirmed it to scores of pavement dwellers in Bandra. By way of these inquiries, we obtained preliminary data that the accused is a rag picker,” stated senior police inspector Pradeep Khude, DB Marg police station.

Throughout their investigations, the police additionally discovered that sure charitable organisations offered free meals to the poor and the homeless close to the Balaji Lodge on Hill Street, Bandra. A crew of police personnel in plain garments subsequently began staking out the spot in addition to all roads resulting in it each night time.

On Sunday night time, the police noticed a person comparable to the picture of the suspect approaching the resort. The person was surrounded and restrained earlier than he may run away, and when preliminary questioning pointed in the direction of his involvement within the homicide, he was taken to the police station for additional inquiries. Below sustained questioning, the suspect, Suraj Yadav, 23, allegedly confessed to the homicide.

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