It was on an occasion to mourn a deceased family member. It ended with more sorrow for the family.
As news spread that Congress party activist Keshav Bhosle (64) allegedly shot his sons at the first death anniversary ceremony of his first wife.
There was an uncanny silence in the vicinity around Parshwa building in Walkeshwar’s Banganga area where the alleged shooting took place.
Bhosle allegedly shot two rounds each at his two sons — Rajesh (40) and Ganesh (38) — following a dispute over property.
Rajesh and Ganesh, both unemployed, were being financially supported by their father.
The duo had been demanding their share in the two shops that Bhosle owned.
“Bhosle had rented out the shops located near St Stephen’s Church in Malabar Hill. His sons wanted one shop each and had been consistently making this demand,” a relative of the family said on condition of anonymity.
“This led to frequent quarrels between them during the last few years,” said the relative, adding that the intensity of the disputes had increased in the last fortnight.
“While the father refused to give the two sons a share in his property, the two sons did not relent either,” the relative said.
“As Bhosle was already giving them a monthly allowance, he had told his sons that he did not feel they deserved any share in his property,” the relative said.
The mother of Rajesh and Ganesh was Bhosle’s first wife from whom Bhosle also had a daughter.
Bhosle lived with his second wife from whom he has three daughters. They lived in the same building where Bhosle owned three flats.