India, May 14 -- Two friends strangled a man to death and dumped his body in a canal in Chandu-Dhankot after he repeatedly tried to drag one of them into the water while swimming, police said on Tuesday.

Investigators identified the deceased as 45-year-old Indra Sahni, who lived in Dhankot in Sector 102 and hailed from Samastipur in Bihar. Sahni was murdered on May 6 and his body was recovered from the canal on the following day after it was found floating there, police said.

According to the police, Sahdev Chaddha, 26, was arrested from Sector-4 in the city and his friend Dinesh Yadav, 23, was caught from Chhitauni village of Siddharth Nagar in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. They are on a three-day police remand for detailed interrogation. ...