A 34-year-old man stabbed to death his woman colleague on Thursday after she failed to return Rs12,000 that she had borrowed from him nine months ago. The suspect, Rajendra Dubey, tried to run away from the spot after the incident, but was nabbed by passers-by and police beat marshals.
According to the police, the deceased, Nirmala Jain, used to work with Dubey in a shoe factory in MIDC, Andheri (East). She was returning from her work place around 9pm when Dubey spotted her on Jijamata Road in Sher-e-punjab. He charged towards Jain brandishing a knife and slashed her on the abdomen, chest and throat.
"While locals gave Dubey a chase, they alerted the police control room about the attack. Our patrolling staff managed nab him," said Deputy Commissioner of Police Mohan Dahikar.
"We recovered the knife from Dubey and took him into custody. The victim was rushed to hospital where she was declared dead on arrival," said a police officer.
He said that the victim and suspect knew each other since past one year. Jain had borrowed Rs 12,000 from Dubey and had promised that she would return it soon. But she did not do it," said the officer, adding, "Dubey was enraged after she did not get back his money and decided to attack her."
Dubey lives with his brother in Hanjar Nagar area in Andheri (East), while wife and children live in Uttar Pradesh.
"We have recorded the statements of a few eyewitnesses. We have arrested Dubey under the charge of murder" added another officer.