Three persons, including a woman, have been arrested in connection with the murder of a senior citizen at Masjid Bunder, police said.
“The woman, who happens to be the sister-in-law of the deceased, Iqbal Darvesh, and a few of her friends, used to frequently visit him. This was one of the reason for suspicion,” Dnyaneshwar Chavan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone-2), said.
After verifying the details of the persons visiting the victim, we decided to focus on them. The woman was detained first and after thorough inquiry, she along with her two associates were arrested, he said.
Iqbal Darvesh (72) was found dead by his grandson at his house in Sai Manjil building in Israel mohalla. The door of the house was open and the television as well as the fan was on when the grandson spotted the senior citizen’s body.
Police said Rs. 15,000 in cash was found stolen from the victim’s residence.
Robbery seems to be the prime reason behind the crime, police said, adding, they were probing other angles too.
The trio, whose identity was not revealed, has been booked under section 302 (murder) and 397 (robbery), police said.