A 24-year old man has been arrested for allegedly murdering a 65-year-old senior citizen on December 11 in Kandivli. Police said robbery appears to be the intention behind the crime.
The deceased Devendra Doshi — a stock broker — was found with his throat slit inside his fourth floor flat in Pratik building on Mathuradas Road in Kandivli west on Sunday. He hails from Rajkot, Gujarat.
Ashok Dudhe, Mumbai Police spokesperson, said, “The arrested accused is known to Doshi. So he allowed him in. We have learnt that robbery was the motive as he stole money and gold. We are trying to recover it.”
Initially, the police did not suspect robbery as nothing in the house was ransacked or looked missing. They however received information on the accused who was nabbed from Borivli east in wee hours of Friday.
He will be produced in a magistrate court on Friday. Doshi worked from home and had separated from his wife 15 years back. His sons lived separately as well.