At 9 pm on Saturday, four unidentified assailants had shot dead Thakur and fled away. “We have formed a team to identify and nab the assailants. CCTV footage of some shops at Tilak road will also be checked,” said DCP Makarand Ranade of Zone I. He said that the motive is still unknown.
But, the police suspect the murder to be fallout of a dispute over property. Thakur, who hails from Uttarakhand, was a resident of Limayewadi since 27 years and owned a bungalow in the vicinity. The deceased used to live with his wife and daughter.