The Vishrambaugh police and Pune crime branch are groping in the dark to get a clue in the murder of the 65-year-old contractor Tej Bahadur Singh Thakur, who was gunned down by unidentified assailants on Saturday night around 9 pm at his residence in Sadashiv Peth.
Deputy commissioner of police (zone I) Makarand Ranade told DNA, “We are probing the case in all aspects along with crime branch. We handed over the body to the family members on Sunday. We have formed separate teams to nab the assailants. On Monday, we will speak to Thakur’s family members, so that we can get some more information about his work and contacts. At present, they are all in shock.”
According to the police, Thakur owned some property in Limayewadi locality of Sadashiv Peth, which was demolished a year-and-a-half ago for the construction of a new property. The police said four unidentified persons came to his residence and asked for Thakur. While Thakur was coming out, one of them pulled out a firearm and shot him from a close range in the head leading to his instant death.
The police said that at the time of the incident, Thakur’s elder brother was at home, while his wife had gone out.
Thakur hailed from Uttarakhand, and was residing at 1171, Limayewadi, Sadashiv Peth. He had come to Pune about 35 years ago. He is survived by three daughters, who are married, of which one lives in Pune.