The 22-yr-old victim had gone to Bandra to have a chat with his girlfriend, blissfully unaware that she had allegedly roped in a gang to have him murdered; she has not been held
A 21-year-old girl allegedly planned and had her 22-year-old boyfriend murdered at the popular Carter Road promenade in Bandra on Monday night.
Rizwan Khan was stabbed to death at Carter Road
The 21-year-old girl (name withheld) had called the victim, Rizwan Khan, to meet her at Carter Road. Khan, who was out with his friends in Khar, drove over to meet her on Monday night. Little did he know that he was walking into an ambush and was stabbed to death by a gang of five.
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Saif Mirza, friend of the deceased, said, “On Monday evening, we were at a pub in Khar. Around 11 pm Khan got a call from his female friend, asking him to meet her at Carter Road. We were unaware of her intentions but as Khan was keen to meet her, we accompanied him.”
Mirza added, “Once we reached Carter Road, the girl met Khan and they were having a conversation. A while later it turned into a heated argument and we could see them walking away from us. A few people were standing near the spot where they were arguing. We did not find anything suspicious initially, but when we couldn’t see Khan we rushed over to see where he was.”
He added that the group of people that he had spotted took off on their bikes in a hurry. “We rushed to the place (where Khan was) and found him in a pool of blood. He was unconscious,” said Mirza. He added that they managed to note down the number plates of the bikes. Khan’s friend rushed him to a nearby hospital in Santacruz where he was declared dead on arrival due to excessive loss of blood.
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In the wee hours of Tuesday, a case was registered with the Khar police. The murder weapon was thrown by the accused into a gutter in Kherwadi, and was recovered by the police. A member from Khan’s family said, “The female is the main conspirator in the case but the cops are shielding her. Only one accused has been arrested till now.”
Senior Police Inspector Dattatray Bargude of Khar police station said, “We suspect the involvement of the girl. It is clear that she is the reason behind the murder. All are detained, we are investigating the matter.”