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Mumbai man murdered while heading for namaz, three arrested

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Ahmed Hussain Shaikh, a resident of Gautam Nagar, near Sunni Masjid, Govandi

mumbai Updated: Jun 04, 2018 00:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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The Deonar police have booked three people in the murder case of a 29-year-old man who was brutally killed after he had an argument with the accused.

The accused had earlier been involved in a dispute with the group and on Friday, the trio continued to argue with him as he made his way for prayers at a nearby mosque.

According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Ahmed Hussain Shaikh, a resident of Gautam Nagar, near Sunni Masjid, Govandi.

The complainant Akhtar Hussain Shaikh, 25, the brother of Ahmed, told the police in his statement that the incident took place on June 1 at around 10:30am, when Ahmed was making his way through a narrow lane to reach the mosque.

“The trio were hanging out in the area when the victim with whom they had earlier had an argument passed by. The three men approached him and began egging him into another argument,” said a police officer.

“They began to argue with him again and asked him to move along to the mosque, giving him directions. The victim, however, refused their help saying he already knew the way. His response along with the anger over the previous argument led to the group getting violent. They assaulted Ahmed and caused him serious injury which lead to his death,” the officer said.

The Deonar police have registered a case under section 302 (punishment for murder), 34 (common intention) and 506 (2) (threatening) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

“We have registered a murder case against three people and are further investigating the matter. We were able to arrest one of the three accused and the search for the others is ongoing,” said D Shinde, senior police inspector. According to the authorities, the three men are related to each other.

First Published: Jun 04, 2018 00:46 IST