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Mumbai: Youths killed by eve-teasers, accused confess crime

Mumbai, Nov 3: The four accused, who were arrested over the murder case of two young boys who tried to protest eve-teasing in Mumbai, finally confessed their crime on Thursday, Nov 3.
According to police officials, the four accused detailed the gruesome incident while accepting the fact that they have stabbed 29-year-old Reuben Fernandez and 24-year-old Keenan Santos.

Mumbai court, however, on Thursday extended the police custody for one day. Though police sought 14-day police custody for the accused. Police also discovered the murder-weapon.

According to sources, the two deceased along with five other friends including three girls were waiting outside a pan shop in Andheri on Oct 20.

Meanwhile, four drunken men started tempering the girls and the two groups engaged in the deadly fight in which Fernandez and Santosh were stabbed brutally.

With the incident shocking the nation, the murder stunned all, especially the youth in the country. With the intention to make sure that the case does not die down, a Facebook campaign has been launched to bring to justice those involved in the heinous crime. The campaign has evoked responses with as many as 20,000 fans trying to force authorities to take just action.

The incident also saw another stark reality emerge when Priyanka Fernandes, Keenan Santos' girlfriend said that no one in the area came forward to help them. Friends of the duo have come forward to make sure that such incidents do not repeat in the streets of Mumbai.

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