The Bandra police have arrested 18-year-old Shivand Giri alias Pathan for allegedly threatening to kill filmmaker, Nikhil Advani, and abduct his four-year-old daughter.
Advani had helped Pathan, an orphan, financially and sponsored his education. Advani refused to comment on the matter.
The police said Advani first saw Pathan in Bandra more than a decade ago when the boy was four years old. He slept on the pavement and begged for a living. Advani decided to help financially and also sponsored his education.
Pathan was sent to several schools in Borivli and Karjat but he did not show any interest in his studies. He often escaped from school came back to Advani. Pathan also lived at Advani’s Bandra home for a few years, police sub-inspector Anil Mule said.
Advani then adopted a girl child, who is four years old now. With the girl’s arrival in the family, Pathan became possessive of the help and attention he had been getting from Advani.
Earlier this year, Pathan was arrested for stealing valuables from Advani’s office. He was arrested and spent four months in jail. After his release in the last week of November, Pathan again went to Advani’s house and blamed the latter’s daughter for not getting the affection he had been getting from the family earlier.
“The boy became insecure with the thought that after adopting the girl, Advani would probably stop giving him financial assistance,” Mule said.
Pathan visited Advani’s office in Bandra (West) on December 1. “He threatened to kill Advani and threatened to abduct his daughter and kill her,” Mule said.
Pathan was arrested the same day after Advani filed a police complaint. He has been remanded in judicial custody.