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Thane: Five held for murder of 16-year-old boy

The Bhiwandi police in the district has arrested five persons in connection with the brutal murder of a 16-year-old boy, an official said on Wednesday, reported news agency PTI.

Yogesh Ravi Sharma went missing from his house on November 25, reported PTI.

Probe revealed that he was murdered over an old dispute and his body buried at Retibunder Kahler, said an official of Narpoli police station, reported PTI.

Ayush Jha (19), Manoj Tope (19), Aniket Kharat (23), Shivaji Mane (23) and Santosh Tatipamul (21) were arrested while search was on for some other accused, he said, reported PTI.

In another case, thane police has arrested six more persons including alleged assailants in the murder case of a real estate agent, an official said on Wednesday, reported PTI.

The new arrests were made on Tuesday. With this, the number of persons arrested in the case rose to eight, said senior inspector Vikas Ghodke of Wagle Estate police station, reported PTI.

The accused had allegedly received 'supari' (contract) of Rs 7 lakh to kill Satish Patil, the deceased, from Bhushan Patil over a financial dispute involving Rs 4 crore, he said, reported PTI.

Haresh Pabale, Sourav Athawale and Rahul Tekale allegedly accepted the contract to kill Satish and attacked him with sharp weapons in his car in Ovala area of Thane on Saturday evening, inspector Ghodke said, reported PTI.

The three other accused held on Tuesday were identified as Pankaj Thakkar, Akshay Shinde and Arvind Bodke who were allegedly part of the conspiracy, reported PTI.

Bhushan Patil and another person were arrested earlier this week. Further probe was on, the police official said, reported PTI.

Meanwhile, A 40-year-old tax consultant and his accomplice were arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a 55-year-old businessman in Thane city of Maharashtra, police said on December 10, reported PTI.

According to police, the main accused had borrowed Rs 1.5 crore from the victim and didn't want to repay the money, reported PTI.

"The main accused, a tax consultant identified as Bhushan Patil, hired two contract killers who attacked the victim, Satish Patil, with swords and sharp weapons at an isolated spot on Ghodbunder Road on Saturday evening," an official said, reported PTI.

Another arrested accused is identified as Nitin Patil while two killers are on the run, reported PTI.

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