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Maharashtra: Two held for assaulting duo over refusal to give money for liquor in Thane

The Thane Police in Maharashtra have arrested two men in their twenties for assaulting two persons with iron rods for refusing to give money to them for liquor, an official said on Thursday, reported the PTI.

The accused, Amar Balwan Dhariwal (21) and Aziz Anees Sayyed (23), who are residents of Bhiwandi, were held for the incident that occurred in the wee hours of January 1, he said.

The victim, Aniket Ajay Bigania (23) and his friends Sahil and Sachin Yadav, were on their way home around 3 am when the accused waylaid them at Indira Nagar in Wagle Estate area, and demanded money for liquor, Thane police's spokesperson inspector Shekhar Bagde said.

When the victims refused to give money, the accused duo attacked Bigania and Sachin Yadav with iron rods causing severe injuries to them, he said.

Based on a complaint lodged by the victims, an offence was registered against the accused under Indian Penal Code sections 307 (attempt to murder), 341 (wrongful restraint), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) at Sri Nagar police station.

Meanwhile, a man's dead body was found on Thursday in a creek in Mumbra area of Thane district in Maharashtra, a police official said, reported the PTI.

Vartak Nagar resident Dharmendra Dhoke, 42 was found dead in Parsik Retibunder creek near a railway bridge at around 4 pm, he said, as per the PTI.

The body was retrieved and has been sent for post mortem, Thane Municipal Corporation's (TMC) Regional Disaster Management Cell (RDMC) chief Yasin Tadvi said.

An accidental death case has been registered as of now and a probe is underway to find out the circumstances that led to Dhoke's death, a police official said.

In an another incident on Wednesday, a man in Pune stabbed his 16-year-old daughter to death after the two fought over his drinking habit, an official said.

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