A 48-year-old shopkeeper was killed and his brother and friend severely injured after a five-member gang beat them up with iron roads and pieces of glass over a property dispute on Monday night.
The Sakinaka police have arrested three of the suspects and launched a manhunt for the others.
The three arrested—Mohammad Ali alias Pappu Tailor, 52, Mohammad Akram Tailor, 35, and Shehanshah Tailor, 25—stay in Asalfa area in Sakinaka, where Mohammad Yasin Maniyaar, the deceased also stayed.
According to police, Maniyaar, who was in wood business, had a shop in Subhas Nagar area in Asalfa. Maniyaar and the Tailor family had a dispute for the past five months over an open plot in Subhash Nagar area near their residence.
On Monday night when Maniyaar's younger brother, Hussain, and his friend, Mehmood Shaikh, were heading towards Ghatkoper, five people, including the three arrested, accosted them. They started hitting them with iron rods. Somebody in the locality who saw this informed Maniyaar.
"Maniyaar rushed to the spot, but was also beaten up. The three of them sustained grievous injuries," said senior police inspector Prasanna More of Sakinaka station.
"They were rushed to a nearby hospital where Maniyaar was declared brought dead. Hussain and Mehmood were later shifted to Rajawadi hospital. They are still critical," said another officer.
"We have registered a case of murder and attempt to murder under relevant sections of the IPC against the five. Three have been arrested and we are looking for the other two." said More.