Management student held for killing friend

A 21-year-old management student arrested for murdering his close friend on Monday has confessed to having killed him in a fit of rage, MHB Colony police said on Wednesday.

Police said the accused, Alexander D'Souza, has told them that his friend Ryan Gomes wanted to have a physical relation with him and on being refused, fought with him. It led D'Souza to stab his friend, police said.

D'Souza, who was on Monday morning arrested on suspicion from his house in Jai Shivshankar Nagar at Dahisar (West) was on Wednesday produced in a court which remanded him in police custody till December 28.

Police said that on Wednesday, D'Souza told them that the Gomes (22), wanted to have a physical relation with him. Police said D'Souza, in his statement, has told them: "When we were consuming alcohol, Ryan tried to force himself on me. I refused to have any physical relation and told him he should stop all this and reform himself. He insisted saying he wanted to experiment and experience it."

His refusal made Ryan angry and an argument eruped between the two which turned violent. In a fit of rage, D'Souza picked up a knife and stabbed Ryan, police said adding that D'Souza has told them he panicked and called Ryan's father later as he had no intention to kill his friend.

"We have recorded D'Souza's statement. He got angry and killed Ryan when the latter fought with him for his refusing a physical relation," said S B Kilje, Senior Police Inspector, MHB Colony police station.

Early on Monday morning, Ryan, who was a resident of Navagaon slums on the Borivali Link Road, had called his best friend D'Souza to his house in the same locality while his parents were away. They went to the playground near their houses to decorate a common Christmas tree. After decorating the tree, they bought alcohol and celebrated. Hours later, Ryan's father received a call from D'Souza informing him that Ryan had stopped breathing. Ryan's father called police. Police reached the spot and found Ryan dead, stabbed in the stomach. There were bottles of wine and food packets lying around.

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