21-year-old Mumbai resident stabs teenager 54 times for mocking his lack of education
The accused, Mohammed Amir Abdul Wahid Rahin, walked into Shahu Nagar police station in Mumbai and confessed to the crime.Updated: Mar 23, 2018 12:21 IST
A 21-year-old man allegedly killed his 18-year-old friend on Thursday by slitting his throat and stabbing him 54 times. Reason: The friend would allegedly speak to him only in English in an attempt to belittle him for being uneducated.
The accused, Mohammed Amir Abdul Wahid Rahin, then walked into Shahu Nagar police station and confessed he had killed his friend, Mohammed Afroz Alam Shaikh.
Police said Rahin walked in around 1am, confessed and then took them to an isolated spot near Raheja bridge in Mahim where Shaikh’s body was found. Rahin told police Shaikh’s constant teasing had angered him, and he had been planning the murder for a week. “But he was waiting for the right time and location,” said DB Thorat, senior police inspector at Shahu Nagar police station.
On Wednesday night, Rahin took Shaikh to Bandra on the pretext of treating him to a drink. Both of them bought beer. After a while, Rahin followed Shaikh into the toilet at the place there were drinking in and slit his throat with a knife. “When Shaikh fell, Rahin stabbed him 54 times to ensure he was dead,” said Thorat. Shaikh was stabbed in his throat and stomach and was declared brought dead at Sion hospital.
Shaikh’s brother, Firoz Alam Shaikh, said, “He had come from Madhubani about two years ago and was to appear for his SSC exams. He filled in the forms, but did not appear for them.”
First Published: Mar 23, 2018 00:00 IST