Jalna: Three people were arrested in Jalna in Maharashtra for allegedly shooting dead their 21-year-old trader friend, police said on Monday.
The body of Kundan Ghanshyam Khandelwal was found on Friday with bullet wounds in Sunmit Colony here. "Our probe zeroed in on Prithvi Devidas Ambhore (19), Rohit Sharma Ramjivan Khandelwal (19) and Anil Sonawane (26).
They took the deceased to Sunmit Colony and shot him with a country-made revolver. The crime may be the fallout of a monetary dispute," said Inspector Rajendrasingh Gour of Jalna Local Crime Branch (LCB). The killing had led to protests from the business community in the area.
The LCB chief said , accused Prithvi Devidas Ambhore (19), Rohit Sharma Ramjivan Khandewal (19) and Anil Sonawane (26)- were arrested. Gour said the trio took Kundan on two bikes at Sunmit colony and shot him.
After murder, members of business community had protested and demanded to book the killers. Business establishments were shut down for two days.
The district superintendent of police, S. Chaitanya handed the case to the LCB. The police said the murder may fall out of monetary dispute. The police claimed the trio have confessed the crime. A case has been registered with the Partur police station against the accused.