The police are on a lookout for five men who allegedly killed a 28-year-old over a previous enmity late on Sunday. Sunil Shankar Jadhav, a contractor by profession, was walking through the Ambedkar playground in Govandi, when he was stabbed by the accused.
“Jadhav was brutally slashed by a sword on his head and back,” said D Jodgujari, senior police inspector of Shivaji Nagar police station.
The accused, two identified as Ramesh Naidu and Sanjay Jadhav, who are daily wage labourers, had a fight with the victim over money. The identities of three other accused are not known, the police said.
The five wanted to take revenge from Jadhav.
“They had planned the attack and when the got a chance they killed him,” added Jodgujari.
When Jadhav raised an alarm the accused fled. However, when Jadhav’s elder brother heard the scream, he rushed to the spot and rushed him to Sion hospital where he was declared dead on arrival.