A 33-year-old tempo driver was arrested for allegedly robbing and killing his friend, whose body was found last week in a creek in Thane district of Maharashtra, police said on Thursday.
A local resident last Saturday spotted the body in a big plastic bag floating in the creek in Kalher area and informed the police, senior inspector MB Shinde said.
During the probe, the dead man was identified as Prasad Tiwari, 37, a resident of Mumbai's Mulund, who worked as a cash collection agent with a businessman, he said.
The police also found that on March 6, when Tiwari was carrying Rs 12.66 lakh, his friend Dinesh Saroj, a tempo driver living in Mumbai, allegedly took him to his home, robbed him of the cash and strangled him to death with the help of a friend, he said.
The accused and his friend Sunil Yadav (27) then packed the body in the plastic bag and dumped it in the creek, Mr Shinde said.
Dinesh Saroj was arrested on Wednesday and a search was on for Sunil Yadav, he said, adding that the police were also trying to recover the money.
A case was registered under Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) against the accused, he added.
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