Mumbai builder shot dead in front of office, murder caught on CCTV
The gun shots though had got a few alert neighbours and passers-by who chased the bike. The pillion rider was dragged by his collar and pulled down, while the rider managed to speed away. In a rage of anger, the locals brutally assaulted the pillion rider until he fell unconscious.
The locals rushed Kumar to the hospital where he was declared dead during treatment. Meanwhile the police took custody of Shettiyar to Navi Mumbai Municipal Hospital as he had been badly beaten by the crowd. “As Shettiyar had received grievous injuries he was admitted to the hospital,” said Karad. “We have arrested Shettiyar and are tracing his absconding accomplice,” added Karad.
According to cops, the ritual of smashing coconut on a victim is a practice among some south Indian gangs operating in New Mumbai. Police though also suspect that its a disguise which the assailants chose to escape attention.
The police officers investigating the case said that Kumar had been dealing in plots in Navi Mumbai and Kharghar. Kumar had been involved in many other businesses in Mumbai and Delhi.
Sources from the police station said that the motive behind the murder could be professional rivalry as Kumar had a history of applying for details on the plot deals of other builders under RTI and extort money from them, “We will not be able to confirm this until we record the statement of the arrested accused. We are also trying to find out whether the two assailants were