Mumbai Crime: Failing to loot wine shop owner, robbers shoot him
According to the Vanrai police, the incident took place around 11.30 pm when Chavla and Yadav were crossing the road in front of their shop
After finishing his day's business, owner of Goregaon Wines, located on Hanumani tekdi road near Virvani Industrial Estate, Sadni Singh Chavla (47) was on his way home along with a colleague Kamlesh Yadav when two miscreants arrived on a bike and shot him dead on Sunday night.
According to the Vanrai police, the incident took place around 11.30 pm when Chavla and Yadav were crossing the road in front of their shop. Two miscreants, with their faces covered, arrived on a bike and tried to snatch the bag that the deceased was carrying. It had around Rs 2 to 4 lakh cash. Failing to rob him of the money, they fired a round at Chavla and escaped. On hearing the gunshot, a police vehicle immediately arrived at the spot and rushed Chavla to a trauma care hospital in Jogeshwari. He was later taken to Kokilaben Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, an officer from Vanrai police station said, "Considering their modus operandi it seems that they had done a recce of the area and had been keeping a close watch on Chavla's activities. We have scanned all the CCTV footages installed near the spot. However, the identity of the accused is yet to be revealed. A murder case has been registered and further investigation into the matter is on."
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