While investigating the firing case in which four men pumped 17 bullets into one contractor, while injuring another, the police found that a teenage boy who used to work for the victims has gone missing after the incident.
“The boy has been identified as Mahimadas Wilson,19, and he used to work with them," said the police.
A 30-year-old driver, the eyewitness in the incident, said that on Tuesday around 11.30am, the two contractors Kishore Choudhary,45, and Nitin Joshi,45, were working along with Wilson at a flat in Shiv Amrut building, Balaji Nagar in Thakurli
The four men allegedly barged into the flat and shot at the contractors, killing Choudhary, and took Wilson along with them while fleeing the spot. They also threatened the eye witness, who's identity is withheld.
The police said the four shooters had six accomplices, who stood guard outside the ground-floor flat.
The 10 men fled in a four-wheeler, police said.
Four of the accused were identified as Shankar Gowardhan Bhoir, Dilip Gowardhan Bhoir, Sagar Dilip Bhoir and Suraj Dilip Bhoir, the police said.
“We have registered a case of rioting , attempt to murder , and murder under the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of the Fire Arms Act. We suspect the accused have fled to their hometowns,” said S Nagarkar, senior police inspector, Thane crime branch.