Officers from MIDC police station on Saturday arrested three out of six men for murdering a man and attacking two others in Andheri (East).
Cops said Wasiullah Mohsin Shaikh, 41, had informed Dahisar police about the involvement of one of the arrested accused, Soorab Saha, in a crime committed at Nashik.
Acting on Shaikh’s tip-off, Dahisar police summoned Saha’s relatives to the police station for questioning. Saha somehow learnt about Shaikh’s involvement in the case. Both know each other as they hail from the same village at Siddharthnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
After deciding to teach him a lesson, Saha convinced Shaikh to meet him for lunch at Bhangarwadi in Subhash Nagar on Friday. As per their plan, Shaikh met Saha around 11 am. However, expecting trouble, he tagged along his brother, Abdul Mohsin Shaikh, and Abdul’s brother in law, Samsuddin Saha.
After speaking for two hours, Saha and five of his accomplices attacked the three with iron rods and pipes following which they fled they spot . While Shiakh succumbed to his injuries at a government hospital on Friday evening, his kin, who sustained grievous injuries in the attack, are said to be out of danger.
The next day, cops arrested Saha and his relatives, Sabir Ali Shaikh and Mohammad Ali. They were produced in the magistrate’s court and were remanded in police custody till 8 February. A manhunt has been launched to arrest their three accomplices, said investigating officer inspector Padmakar Devre from MIDC police station.