MUMBAI : A man was lynched to death by three persons, on Tuesday night in Nalla Sopara (E). The lynching was the result of a revenge when the victim abused the accused on Sunday night. Three persons have been booked for murder by the Nalla Sopara police.

Sunil Sahni (36) a resident of Sadguru Kripa Apartment, Bilalpada, Nalla Sopara(E) worked as a driver for a cab owner. On Sunday night, he had a squabble with Diwakar Singh, as the latter threatened to spill the beans of Sahni's extramarital affair with a woman to his wife, Vibha (35), to which Sahni objected and a fight ensued said a Nalla Sopara police official.

On Tuesday evening, Diwakar decided to take revenge on Sahni and called the latter to a pond in Nalla Sopara, to talk about the Sunday incident, and beforehand Diwakar's uncle and brother were present. Diwakar again picked up the topic of the extra marital fling by Sahni and a fight ensued,during which, Diwakar and the other two accused rained in blows and with iron rods, lathis  hit Sahni and left him bleeding, but a local, rushed Sahni to a Vasai civic  hospital in Nalla Sopara, but he was declared dead before admission, said police.

Based on the complaint of Vibha, we have registered  a case of murder against Diwakar and two others and will arrest them soon, as they are absconding, said police.