Duo held for beating drunk man, killing him

THANE: Two men, who had assaulted a 50-year-old man causing his death after a month-long hospitalisation, were arrested on murder charges by the Daighar police recently.

Police said Dilip Saha, who was working with a grocery store in Shil, was thrashed by his two friends Abhijeet Patil (24) and Jagdish Patil (29), who objected to his useless banter after a drinking session.

It was on November 25 when Saha was drunk and playing cards with the accused at around 11:30pm.

He reportedly ignored repeated requests to lower his tone and language. He is said to have hurled abuses at the duo, which triggered a fist fight with Saha being beaten up by the two resulting in and death. The duo was produced in the court and remanded to police custody for further probe.

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