35-year-old chain snatcher murdered in Mumbai, 2 held
The victim, who has been identified as Riyaz Shabir Shaikh, 35, was a history sheeter and used to do odd jobs.mumbai Updated: Dec 18, 2017 00:30 IST
The police arrested two men on Saturday for the alleged murder of a serial chain snatcher from Kalyan, while three of their accomplices are on the run.
The victim, who has been identified as Riyaz Shabir Shaikh, 35, was a history sheeter and used to do odd jobs.
On Friday, Riyaz got into an argument with Sajid Sayyed Hamid, 30, and Irfan Jamaluddin Shaikh, 22, after he parked his vehicle in front of their shop at Tilak Nagar, Dombivli. A case was filed, but the argument was resolved amicably.
On Saturday, Riyaz was passing by the area, and got into an argument with them once again.
According to the police, Riyaz took out a pistol and fired a shot. Irfan, Sajid and their three friends then started beating up Riyaz.
During the brawl, one of them allegedly stabbed Riyaz with a knife. Following Riyaz’s death, his family members ransacked the shop, which was undergoing renovation.
S Dhumal, senior police inspector, Tilaknagar police station, said, “Riyaz is a serial chain snatcher and has many cases against him.”
The police have identified the other three accused in the case, but wish to keep it confidential so as to not compromise the investigation
First Published: Dec 18, 2017 00:30 IST