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Mumbai crime: Two men beaten to death at petrol pump

The victims were employees at the fuel station where they had been sleeping when they were attacked with a bike’s silencer pipe

Two employees at a fuel station near Maratha Mandir theatre, Mumbai Central were brutally beaten to death in the early hours of Friday morning. The victims were sleeping at the fuel station when at around 2 am, they were attacked with a silencer pipe from a bike.

They have been identified as the cashier, Mohammad Sajid Ansari (44) and staff, Mohammad Ayub Ansari (38). Both were from Nawada district in Bihar. According to a police official, the bodies of the two victims have been sent for post mortem. A case has been registered at the Nagpada police station under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code.

Suspect security guard
Senior Police Inspector Nandkumar Krishnarao Mehetar said, “There was a security guard who had been appointed at the petrol pump a day earlier and he is missing after the incident, so we suspect that he is responsible. He might have done it with the motive of robbery. Before he was hired as the security guard, he was a chai wala in the same area.”

According to him, the accused was aged between 22 to 23 years, and had been delivering tea to the petrol pump for the past eight days. When he began work as the new security guard on Thursday, a nearby car washer clicked his picture. The police are now using the picture in their search for the accused. The police are also in possession of the accused’s shirt that he disposed of after the incident.

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