More than two weeks after Vasai resident Rakesh Talreja, 24, was killed by four unidentified robbers at his rented Kingston flat in Jamaica, his stolen mobile phone is still active is being used for WhatsApp, said his relative.
Despite outrage over the murder, the Jamaica police have failed to make any arrests.
Vicky Lakhani, brother-in-law of Talreja, said the WhatsApp status clearly shows the killers are roaming free in Jamaica and the police there have not been able to trace them. The police can easily track the person who is using Talreja’s phone, Lakhani said.
“We struggled to get his body to Vasai while the Jamaican authorities are making no efforts to arrest the assailants,” said Lakhani.
On February 9, the four armed men entered Talreja’s flat in Cherry Gardens, Kingston 8, and shot him dead, when he reportedly resisted their robbery bid. Talreja, who had worked as a salesman in a jewellery shop, shared the flat with two other men — from Kerala and Ulhasnagar. In the attack, the two flatmates got away with minor injuries.
Meanwhile, a candle night vigil is to be held in Vasai on Sunday evening. The march will start from the victim’s house in Ambadi Road to Manickpur police station. Nearly 2,000 citizens are expected to join the march, said a relative.