The Crime Branch on Wednesday arrested two labourers on charges of murdering another labourer,Prakash Salte (35) in Zaveri Bazaar area on Monday. Police said the arrested Ganpat Dhadve (50) and Parshuram Sarafdar (40) have confessed to killing Sathe after an argument over sleeping spots.
Salte was found dead on the footpath with ligature marks around his neck. Early on Wednesday morning,we rounded up a few labourers after speaking to those who could have been in the area at the time of murder. The two accused broke down and confessed to the crime, said a Crime Branch officer who did not wish to be named.
According to their statement,Salte came drunk early on Monday morning and started arguing with them. In a fit of rage,they tied a rope around his neck when he slept and killed him. They tried to leave Saltes body hanging from a higher spot to make it look as a suicide but decided against it later and left it under the handcart on which he was asleep, he added.