San­pada man who killed friend with a sickle ar­rested

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SAN­PADA: The Turbhe po­lice on Thurs­day ar­rested Omkar Ya­dav alias Gab­bar, who had killed his friend with a sickle af­ter a drunken al­ter­ca­tion on Wed­nes­day night.

“Around 11pm on Thurs­day, Ya­dav was s een at Kopar Khairane. We ar­rested him from near the Kopar Khairane creek,” said Ramesh Katkar, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, Turbhe.

Ma­hen­dra Bharti, 21, was killed by Ya­dav, af­ter they left a party that the two were at­tend­ing at Matoshree Apart­ment on plot 65, Sea­woods. Dur­ing the party, Ya­dav and two oth­ers has a lot to drink and started vom­it­ing. Bharti, in jest, asked them why they chose to drink if they couldn’t han­dle al­co­hol. Fol­low­ing this, when they were on their way home, Ya­dav killed him with a sickle.

Ya­dav was present in the court on Fri­day and has been re­manded in po­lice cus­tody for five days.

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