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Gang of four held for murder, attempted murder

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Thane : A gang of four persons, including a minor boy, were arrested today in connection with four separate cases of murder and attempted murder in Kalyan here, police said.

The incidents took place in Kalyan’s Khadakpada and Shahad areas in the last fortnight and the four accused were held in the wee hours, Thane Police Commissioner Parambir Singh told a press conference.

The names of three persons were given as Niteen Waghe (19) Nitesh alias Nitya Bhoir (20) and Ravindra alias Ravi Waghe (20). All of them were tribals and belonged to Kalyan.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of local police and crime branch apprehended the accused from Kalyan, the officer said, adding, the minor operated the gang.

A big sword, one laptop, a mobile handset and a golden chain has been recovered from them.

The gang was accused of allegedly attacking two watchmen on April 4 and injuring them. In a similar incident, they attacked another watchman on the intervening night of April 9-10 and allegedly killed him.

In a third incident, a 22-year-old woman was allegedly assaulted and decamped with her mobile, laptop and gold chain.

Cases were registered in all the incidents, the officer said, adding, they are investigating if the woman was sexually assaulted by the juvenile in the third case.

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