Held in Jharkhand for killing cousin in Dombivli Police arrested a 25-year-old man from Jharkhand, where he was hiding after allegedly killing his cousin at Dombivli a fort- night back, an official said on Saturday.

The accused, identified as Kallukumar Sitaram Mahato, was arrested from his native place Garhwa in Jharkhand on Wednesday for the murder of his cousin Puran Sikandar Mahato (47). Dombivili Assistant Commissioner of Police JD More said the victim was found lying on a road in Golivali with severe injuries on November 4. After being informed, Manpada police rushed the man to a hospital, but he died during treatment.

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During investigation, police came to know that there was a land dispute between the victim and his cousins, who lived in Golivali village. The probe revealed that the victim had gone to the house of his cousins for dinner as per their invitation the night before he was found injured. However, the cousins later hit him with a big stone on his head and left him to die before leaving the village. After that, we launched a search for them.

On information that the accused were hiding in their village in Jharkhand, a police team went to that State to nab them. While police caught the victim’s cousin, Kallukumar Mahato, they faced stiff resistance from locals residents. The villagers attacked the police teams from Manpada police as well as from Jharkhand with stones.

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