The accused was identified as Ajay Makwana alias Kalidas, a resident of a BDD chawl in Naigaon.
Mumbai: The Mumbai crime branch has arrested a 35-year-old man for allegedly beating to death his younger brother with a cricket bat over a petty dispute related to grant of pocket money to the deceased. The accused had given Rs 500 as pocket expenses to his brother who complained it was inadequate, which angered the former and triggered the assault.
The accused was identified as Ajay Makwana alias Kalidas, a resident of a BDD chawl in Naigaon. Officials said that Ajay attacked his brother Mukesh (27) at around 9.30 pm on Saturday. They stayed with their mother Madhubai (75).
The incident unfolded after Ajay and Mukesh fought over money. “Ajay had received his salary and had given a part of it to his mother for household expenditure. He gave Rs 500 to Mukesh, who expressed displeasure on less amount of money being given to him. It snowballed into a fight and Ajay hit Mukesh with a bat in a fit of rage,” said a crime branch officer.
Mukesh was rushed to KEM Hospital with grievous injuries where he was declared dead by doctors. He had sustained injuries near his private parts, officials said. Ajay fled from his home following the attack and the Bhoiwada police was informed about the incident. The officials registered a case of murder under section 302 of the IPC. The crime branch also began a parallel probe in the incident and constable Talekar received a tip-off that Ajay was hiding at Kamgar Maidan in Parel. A team of unit four rushed to the spot and nabbed Ajay. The officials handed him over to the Bhoiwada police, who produced him in a local court and have got his police custody till July 7.