A 33-year-old man was found murdered at his residence in suburban Malad late on Tuesday night, police said.
The alleged crime is likely to have taken place between 9 and 10 PM at Pai Mansion in Malad (West), said DCP Dhananjay Kulkarni. He added that the assailant may have been known to the victim, who was identified as one Ronald D’Souza.
The assailant is suspected to have taken the victim’s mobile phone, police added.
The victim’s mother, Cecilia D’Souza (54), who had gone out for a walk at 8.30 PM, found her son lying in a pool of blood when she returned home at around 10 PM, said Inspector Deepak Phatangare of Bangur Nagar police station.
Ronald seemed to have been hit with a chopper, he said.
The building where D’Souza lived did not have CCTV cameras, police said, adding that further inquiries are on.