Mumbai Crime: 3 Brothers Attacked, One Killed In Late-Night Altercation

Mumbai: A 22-year-old man was allegedly killed and his two brothers brutally assaulted by a group of five people, including a minor, following a fight that broke out over a petty issue late on Monday night in the Cheeta Camp vicinity of Trombay. 

Fight over talking to a girl

The deceased, Malik Sheikh and his brothers Afsal Khan and Haider Khan were walking in the area at around 9pm when a group of five people, including a 17-year-old minor, picked a fight with Afsal for talking to a girl who is also friends with one of the accused, Kaif Shah. This was allegedly the main cause of the fight which soon escalated into the group delivering fatal blows to the brothers, with the minor brutally thrashing Malik until he collapsed and bled significantly. The injured brothers were found lying on the street the following morning and taken to Sion hospital, where Malik was declared dead upon arrival and both Afsal and Haider are in critical condition.

The minor, who is the prime accused in the case, had reportedly posted a picture on Facebook three days prior to the incident of his group with a caption that read, “302 and 307 lovers”, possibly pertaining to the sections of the Indian Penal Code that pertain to murder and attempted murder, respectively. “This shows that they had already planned to attack the two victims, yet we are further investigating using the picture and by interrogating the accused,” said a police source.

Four of the accused, identified as Mohammad Kaif, Ameen Shaikh, Abdul Kadir, and the minor boy, have been arrested, while the fifth, Shahbaaz, has been detained and is yet to be arrested. It was learnt that the minor accused is a history-sheeter who was previously detained for assaulting and intimidating a person earlier this year.

A case has been registered against all four accused under Sections, 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 324 (causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 504 (intentional insult), 506 (2) (death threat), 34 (common intent) and among others of the Indian Penal Code.

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