According to the police, an argument over splitting the meal bill during the victim’s birthday party in Mumbai’s Shivaji Nagar police station area led to the suspected murder of a 20-year-old teenager by four of his companions, two of whom were minors.
Following the murder, authorities detained all four suspects, two of them were reportedly sent to prison while the child suspect was placed in a juvenile facility. The deceased, according to the police, celebrated his birthday on May 31 by throwing a party in a dhaba. The victim paid the roughly $10,000 amount because the other members of his group of pals had pledged to pay him later. Later, when the victim begged his pals for the money, they declined to pay and threatened him.
On May 31, around 8 pm, the victim was celebrating his birthday with his other friends in the Shivaji Nagar area of Govandi. All four accused reached the spot and thrashed the victim badly and attacked him with a sharp-edged weapon leaving him grievously injured. The accused then fled from the spot. On information, police reached the spot and took the victim to the hospital but doctors declared him brought dead.
Following the murder, two of the minor accused were detained shortly after the incident. The other absconding accused were held in Ahmedabad, Gujarat.