The four unidentified men who stabbed Mahesh Jain (35) on Wednesday night were amateurs who got a wrong tip-off, said L.T. Marg police officers investigating the case.
Police suspect robbery to be the motive behind the attack on the Chandelier shop owner that took place at his shop in the Lohar chawl area near Crawford market.
“We suspect that they were not locals and amateurs as the operation was not well planned or executed,” said ASI Yuvraj Patil.
A source at the police station said the accused were working on a wrong tip-off, as there was no cash present in the shop at the time they chose to attack it.
“When one of the four threatened Jain with a chopper, Jain hit him leading to a fight between the two,” said a police
officer from the police station.
“In the chaos, Jain suffered cuts and scratches and the attacker too was injured. The attacker then threw a few glass chandeliers out of anger, but by that time Jain had raised an alarm and a crowd had gathered outside the shop,” he said.
The officer said the four might have thought that Jain’s cash counter would have lakhs in it as his shop’s appearance looks posh, but when their tip turned out to be false, the four fled.
“They did not intend to injure Jain but in the chaos he suffered injuries,” the officer said.
“We will be making sketches of the accused as per the eye witnesses,” Patil said.