The last sandwich from a stall owner in Charkop resulted in a fight between two groups leading to a brutal murder on Tuesday night near the Charkop depot.
Vasant More, a youth in his early twenties residing in the same locality was the victim of the fight even when he was not even present during the fight.
The police have arrested three persons so far and are conducting enquiries to trace Sushmit Shetty, the fourth absconding accused who was responsible for More’s murder.
According to Assistant Commissioner of Police Moosa Shaikh, Vishal Ingle, a gym instructor residing in the Sector 5 area of Charkop had gone to a local sandwich stall at 9.00 pm on Tuesday to have a snack before going to the gym when Shetty too arrived there and asked for a sandwich.
“When the stall owner told Shetty that he had a last sandwich left and that Ingle had ordered for it first and would have it, Shetty lost his temper and started abusing Ingle, leading to a dispute between them. Ingle tried to resist but soon, Shetty’s friends also came there and assaulted Ingle,” said Shaikh.
An injured Ingle went to the Charkop police station and complained against Shetty and his friends after which a non-cognisable complaint came to be registered. A team of police constables were despatched to the spot but came back after they could not find Shetty or his friends at the place.
The same night, at around 11:30 pm, a drunken Shetty who was roaming with his friends in the locality saw Vasant More, a friend of Ingle with two other friends who accompanied Ingle for security.
Seeing More, Shetty and his friends who were armed with choppers and knives assaulted attacked him with the weapons, causing him severe injuries. “After the assault took place, the police station got information about the incident and a team rushed to the spot, but by then Shetty and his friends had left the area. More succumbed to his injuries and we registered a case of murder,” said Shaikh. Late on Tuesday night, a team of police officials was formed to trace the absconding accused and three of the accused, who had assaulted More, were arrested. Shetty, the prime accused is still absconding.
Gyaneshwar Jadhav, senior police inspector of Charkop police station said that More lived with his grandparents and three younger sisters and all the men had grown up in the same area and knew each other.
“None of the accused are employed. We are enquiring about other details of the case."
“When I lodged a complaint and informed the police that Shetty and his men were roaming the streets to find me, if the police would have taken action and detained the goons More would not have been dead,” said Ingle.