Same weapon, similar injuries: How Mumbai man exacted revenge on brother’s murderer
Mumbai city news: The police suspect the accused orchestrated the murder to exact revenge for murdering his brother five years ago.Updated: Jun 29, 2017 13:30 IST
A 52-year-old man, who was out on bail in a murder case five years ago, was murdered by his victim’s brother in the Malwani area of Malad (West) - exactly how he had allegedly killed the accused man’s kin.
Saeed Khan, 52, was found dead with his throat slit and stab wounds on his body at gate number 6 on plot number 13 in Malwani on Wednesday, close to midnight. The police have arrested two men in their mid-twenties for the murder from the area soon after the incident.
The accused allegedly orchestrated the crime along with his friend, officials said.
“The main accused, along with his accomplice, accosted Khan on the road. The duo attacked the man with a sharp knife and killed him,” said Deepak Phatangare, senior inspector at Malwani police station.
While the police have arrested the victim’s brother in the case along with his accomplice, they suspect he killed the elderly man to seek revenge for the murder in his family. An officer said the way of killing was “similar to the injuries that his brother, Akbar, had.”
“In 2012, Khan killed Akbar owing to a property dispute. Back then, Khan was arrested after he killed Akbar by slitting his throat and stabbing him,” said an officer.
Khan had been out on bail in Akbar’s murder case since one and a half years.