The accused fired at Chawda, who was hit on his head’s left side. The officials said that Yadav did not sustain any injuries
Mumbai: Two unidentified persons shot dead a wine shop owner in Goregaon east late on Sunday. They also fled with victim’s bag containing Rs 2.5 lakh cash. The Vanrai police said that the deceased and his staff left from the shop at Virvani Industrial Estate at around 11.20 pm soon after which the robbery bid unfolded.
The deceased identified as Sadansinh Chawda, (47) left with his accomplice Kamlesh Yadav, (35) from the wine shop at around 11.20 pm. Soon after they left, two unidentified persons intercepted and fired at them.
The accused fired at Chawda, who was hit on his head’s left side. The officials said that Yadav did not sustain any injuries. The accused fled with his bag containing the cash.
Chawda was rushed to nearby hospital, and then to Kokilaben Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. The police have now registered a case against unidentified persons and are investigating the case.
“We cannot reveal anything now. All angles are being probed including insider’s involvement. CCTV footages are being scanned,” said Vinay Rathod, deputy commissioner of police, Zone XII.
The police are also questioning Yadav and other staffers in the wine shop. Mumbai crime branch has also begun parallel investigation in the case and are gathering ground intelligence to identify the accused.
The investigators are probing if he had received any threat calls recently or if there were any business or family related disputes that could have led to the incident.
The duo was in motion on foot, but the officials are trying to track the mode of transport used by them.
A case of murder, robbery and acts of common intention as per Indian Penal Code along with relevant sections of the Arms Act has been registered against the unidentified duo and further probe is underway.