Bhayandar : In yet another case which has turned the spotlight on the ever-growing menace of eve-teasing, a 20-year-old youth was brutally murdered after he protested eve- teasing of his sister in Nallasopara.

Locals informed the police about a semi- burnt body of a youth lying in a nullah in New More village on Saturday morning. Investigations led to the identity of the deceased as Rahul Gupta (20), a resident of Achole in Nallasopara (East).

During the course of investigations, the police learnt that two local youth identified as Bhavesh Chavhan and Mitesh Bhavsar, used to pas lewd comments on Rahul’s sister.

Rahul had warned the duo several times not to trouble his sister but they continued to harass her. On the fateful night the accused duo allegedly hatched a plan and called Rahul to an apartment in Alkapuri, where they stabbed him to death.

Later in an attempt to disfigure the body and misguide the police, they burnt the body and dumped it in the nullah.

While Bhavesh has been arrested and booked under section 302 of the IPC, his accomplice Mitesh Bhavsar is still at large, police said.

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