Updated on: Monday, November 15, 2021, 09:39 AM IST

Mumbai: Released from jail a month ago for 2016 murder, man kills woman pavement dweller; held

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A 40 year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing a woman sleeping on the pavement of Pant Nagar area in Mumbai, an official said on Sunday.

Sagar Yadav, who was held by a Crime Branch Unit V team on Saturday, had been released from jail just a month ago after killing a woman in Vashi in neighbouring Navi Mumbai in 2016, an official said.

"On October 2, a woman was found murdered with her hands and legs tied with a belt and her head smashed with a stone. The post mortem report revealed she had been strangled. She was later identified as Shobha Soni (52), a rag picker," he said.

Yadav was tracked on the basis of CCTV footage and held from near a liquor vend in Mankhurd, he said.

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Published on: Monday, November 15, 2021, 09:39 AM IST