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Mumbai: Man held for murder of his live-in partner

The arrested person has been identified as Salim Ali Ansari, 28, who works in a dairy at Malad and is a native of Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

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The Railway Crime Branch has arrested a 28-year-old man who allegedly murdered his same-sex partner fearing that the latter would expose his sexual orientation to others.

The arrested person has been identified as Salim Ali Ansari, 28, who works in a dairy at Malad and is a native of Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh (UP).

According to Commissioner of Police, Railway, Niket Kaushik, on August 26, body of a 45-year-old man was found near the tracks between Malad and Goregaon railway stations.

Borivali Railway Police had then registered a case of murder against unknown person and began their probe.

"In one of the CCTV footages of Malad (W), the deceased person was spotted with a man. Through our informants we learnt that the said person with the deceased works in a dairy at Malad. We then picked up the suspect on Wednesday and grilled him," said a police officer.

"Ansari said that he and Mishra, the deceased, had established physical relationship. Ansari told us that he had taken Rs 26,000 from Mishra as a loan and the latter kept demanding his money. Ansari claimed that Mishra had threatened to expose his sexual orientation at his village if he does not return the money. Ansari then hatched a plan to eliminate Mishra," the officer said.

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