The police registered a double murder case on Monday after a man murdered two relatives and injured another in Mumbra. The incident took place at 6am on Monday and the Mumbra police arrested the culprit in the afternoon.
According to the police, Azim Hanif Shaikh, 30, stabbed his father-in-law’s brother, Mohammed Faiyaz Anwar Kureshi, 40, Kureshi’s wife, Zakira Mohammed Faiyaz Kureshi, and the wife’s brother, Mohammed Farooq Abdulla. Zakira and Abdulla succumbed to their injuries while Kureshi escaped with a minor hand injury.
Kureshi lived in a rented room in Kausa, Mumbra, with his wife and Abdulla had come to stay with them two days ago. They were having a dispute among themselves on Monday when, Shaikh, who lived in a neighbouring house, went over to their place thinking that they were abusing him.
“When they tried to explain that they were not abusing him, Shaikh wasn’t convinced and he stabbed all three of them with a knife. Zakira and Abdulla, who were stabbed in the chest, were taken to a private hospital in Mumbra where they were declared dead. Kureshi, who filed the complaint, suffered a minor injury on his right hand,” said PD Patil, investigation officer, Mumbra police station.
The Mumbra police registered a case and have arrested Shaikh. He was booked under section 302 (punishment for murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means) of the Indian Penal Code. He will be produced in a Thane court on Tuesday.