Mumbai: In a shocking
incident, four minor students of a municipal school killed a
friend who refused to buy cigarettes for them, police said
The incident occurred Dec 13 when the four, students of a
municipal school in Gorai area of Borivli west in north Mumbai,
asked their friend, Pintoo C. Desai, 20 to go and buy them some
When he refused, they allegedly assaulted him following which he
fell unconscious, an official from the MHB Police Station said.
As Desai lay sprawled motionless, the four panicked believing he
was dead and decided to dispose off the body.
They took him to some isolated marshy land near the Gorai Creek
area, tied his hands and legs with a heavy stone and dumped the
body into the waters.
Three days later, Desai's body came floating on the beach and
police registered a case of murder against unknown people.
After painstaking investigations for nearly three weeks, police
finally cracked the murder case and nabbed the four school boys.
"Since they are juvenile - aged around 15 - we cannot disclose
their names. They have been sent to the Juvenile Home at Dongri
and further investigations are on in the matter," the official