‘Paan’ stall owner killed by 4 men who didn’t want to pay for a cigarette

The Hush Post | 3:45 pm | One-minute read

Four men in Pune allegedly stabbed a ‘paan’ stall owner on Sunday after he asked them to pay for a costly cigarette one of them had bought from the victim.

Santosh Kadam was operating a ‘paan’ stall on Baner Road in Pune. One of his relatives Ramprabhu Mote who was present at the spot and witnessed the crime. He filed the complaint on Sunday night.

Four of the accused, Abhishekh Korade, Vishal Shinde, Somnath Chatur, and Prashant Kamse were arrested by the police on Monday.

According to the reports, the four accused are school dropouts and are jobless.

The eyewitness Mote in his complaint reportedly stated that on Sunday, four men arrived at ‘Swara Paan Shop’ (Kadam’s shop) at 2:30 am. One out of those four bought a costly cigarette and did not pay for it. But when Kadam asked them to pay, they started abusing and threatening him. At this point, Mote intervened and they left the spot.

“At around 5:30 pm, they returned to the stall on two motorcycles and again picked up a fight with Kadam. Soon, one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed Kadam in the stomach a couple of times,” the FIR stated.

After that, four of them left the spot but Mote noted down the registration number of one of the vehicles. Kadam was rushed to a private hospital where he died on Sunday night.

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