A 28-year-old man was killed by some unidentified persons here in Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on the intervening night of Sunday-Monday in Badlapur township here, they said.
Some passersby spotted the body of Prasad Jinjukre, who used to do painting work, near a bridge and alerted the police, Badlapur East police station`s senior inspector Srikant Sonde said. The culprits had smashed the victim`s face with a stone, he said.
The police suspect that the victim might have had a quarrel with some persons while consuming liquor, but the exact motive behind the killing was not yet known. The body was sent to a government hospital for postmortem. A case was registered against unidentified persons under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code, the police said, adding that no arrest was made so far.
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