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Guard arrested for murdering, castrating colleague in Taloja

Tells police the two of them used to fight frequently

The Taloja police have arrested a security guard for murdering and castrating another guard with whom he used to work in a chemical company.

Around 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sunil Raghunath Patil, a worker at Kim Chemical Pvt. Ltd. at Taloja MIDC, found Harinarayan Sukhdev Gupta (25) dead in the premises and informed the police.

The murder is suspected to have happened between 7 p.m. on Friday and 7 a.m. on Saturday. Assistant police inspector Raju Tadavi from Taloja police station said, “After learning of the murder, we started checking the CCTV camera footage at the entrance, and learnt that nobody had entered the premises between that time. Hence, our first suspect was the other guard who was present with Harinarayan, and we detained him.”

The second security guard, Lolarknath Suryamani Gupta (46), confessed to the crime in the interrogation, following which he was arrested.

Lolarknath had used a knife to stab his colleague below the ear and later castrated him. The knife was seized from the spot, senior police inspector Ajay Landge said.

“The accused said the two had fought many times over the Harinarayan’s alleged addiction to alcohol and visits to prostitutes. He hasn’t revealed any specific reason for the castration. We will produce him in court on Sunday and seek police custody to interrogate him further,” Mr. Tadavi said.

While Harinarayan was from Bihar, Lolarknath is from Uttar Pradesh. Both had been working in the company for the last year and a half. “None of their family members are here to carry out any inquiries,” Mr. Tadavi said.

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