Mumbai: A firing incident in Wadala that was earlier perceived as a case of misfiring has turned out to be a murder. One person was arrested in this connection on Wednesday.
On Saturday, 32-year-old Mangal Rajendra Prasad Singh, a real estate agent, died after a bullet pierced his heart at his residence in Antop hill around 11.15am.
Singh’s friend Dinesh Janardhan Namgude, 30, who was present at the residence, told the police that the incident occurred when the former was showing him a firearm. “Namgude cooked up a story and told us that Singh pointed a weapon at himself while showing him the weapon, when the trigger went off accidentally and he was shot,” said a police officer.
Namgude and few had rushed Singh to the hospital where he was declared dead. The police, however, took the theory with a pinch of salt. “We had our doubts from the first day itself because a man who is showing someone a pistol will always point it away and not towards himself,” said the police officer.
Forensic experts were consulted and they said the man was not shot from an extremely close distance. “Experts said Singh was shot from few feet away. We questioned Namgude who confessed to have killed Singh,” said the officer.
The police suspect the involvement of more people in the murder and are investigating the exact motive of the incident. “Before the hit, Namgude had met Singh’s brother who is in jail for a murder . We are putting the pieces together and investigating further,” said the officer.
The police are also inquiring about the illegal firearm. “The firearm is country-made but is efficient. We are trying to trace the person who supplied Namgude with the weapon.” said the officer.