On December 11, 2016, Devendra Jayantilal Doshi, a 65-year-old share broker was murdered in his flat in Kandivali (West). The police have now succeeded in nabbing the accused. Speaking to Bayside Journal, Mukund Pawar, Senior Police Inspector at the Kandivali police station, said, “On December 11, share broker Devendra Doshi was murdered at his home. We were in search of the accused. Finally, our officers were able to nab him today at around 12.45 a.m. from Borivali station (East). A tip off on the whereabouts of the accused from a source led our team to lay a trap and arrest him.”
Pawar further added, “The accused is a 24-year-old unemployed resident of Sardar Chowk from Gujarat. The motive behind the murder is yet to be known. We are further investigating the case. We will also find out whether any other cases have been registered against him in other police stations.”
Murder cases of senior citizens in Mumbai have been on the rise since the last three months. Earlier in September, a 72-year-old activist from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) was shot at his home in Kalina, Santacruz (East) in front of his wife and son. The motive for the murder was his fight against encroachers in the area. In Lokhandwala, Andheri, an old lady was killed by thieves for stopping them from robbing her house.