A 70-year-old man was mercilessly beaten to death by a group of eight people over suspicion that he had stolen pigeons from the accused's home in Vasai on Friday night. Police have arrested eight accused, including 3 women. Ramchandra Raut, a Vasai Ranagaon resident, was rushed to the local hospital but declared dead before admission. On Raut's son complaint, the Vasai Gaon police station have booked and arrested the accused.
THe accused have been identified as Mayur Gharat, Sachin Gharat, Avinash Tandel, Abhishek Kolekar, Surekha Kolekar, Ranjna Tandel, Raju Kolekar and Rina Sachin Gharat. Vasai police have booked these accused under Sections 302 (murder), 452b (house trespass for assault), 143 (punishment), 144 (unlawful assembly with a deadly weapon), 145 (joining unlawful assembly) of IPC, and they were produced in the court today.