Two migrant workers arrested with pistol in Kochi
Kochi: Kochi police have arrested two migrant workers with a pistol here on Thursday.
The arrested have been identified as Burhan Ahammed (21) and Govind Kumar (27) both hailing from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
Burhan said, his contractor has not paid him salary arrears worth Rs 48,000 as he was a daily wage labourer at a hostel construction site. Repeated requests for money fell on his deaf ears. Finally, he asked his friend Govind to come from Saharanpur with a pistol to threaten him and to get the money.
Kochi police got to know about this and they were taken into custody. In addition to the pistol, a knife and wire cutter have also been seized from them. Govind Kumar told police that the pistol he bought from Uttar Pradesh as directed by Burhan.