The body of a 33-year-old man was found opposite the Seven Bungalows bus depot in Versova on Tuesday.
Mandar Patil, who worked as a manager at Cinemax in Oshiwara, had severe injuries on his head, neck and abdomen and was found lying in a pool of blood.
The police said, at around 7.30 am, the control room received a call about the body lying near the ice factory ground opposite the bus depot.
“A police van rushed to the spot and the body was sent to Cooper hospital for post mortem,” said Senior Police Inspector Suresh Nalavde adding, Patil was a resident of the nearby Patil gulli in Versova village where he stayed with his wife and mother.
The police said Patil had deep wounds on his neck, head and abdomen and his intestines were coming out of his stomach. “Preliminary post-mortem report stated that the injuries were caused with a sharp object,” said Nalavde adding, a case of murder had been registered.
The police also found a broken whisky bottle, two glasses and snacks lying near Patil’s body.
Patil had left home on Monday afternoon to report to work for the 2 pm shift.
Patil’s brother said, he usually returned home by 2 am after the evening shift in an office vehicle but on Monday night he did not return. “Patil’s family assumed he had gone out with friends and did not suspect anything,” added Nalavde.
The police are now interrogating Patil’s friends and colleagues to find out who was accompanying him after his duty.
“We are finding out whether Patil spoke to any of his friends or colleagues after his shift,” said Nalavde.