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Maharashtra: 21-year-old cab driver stabbed to death by two men in Nagpur

Updated on: 17 May,2024 10:17 PM IST  |  Nagpur
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The cab driver was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries

Maharashtra: 21-year-old cab driver stabbed to death by two men in Nagpur

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Key Highlights

  1. A 21-year-old cab driver was allegedly stabbed to death by two persons
  2. He was rushed to the hospital where he succumbed to his injuries
  3. A murder case was registered by the police in Nagpur

A 21-year-old cab driver was allegedly stabbed to death by two persons over a personal dispute in Maharashtra's Nagpur city, police said on Friday, reported the PTI.


According to the PTI, the victim, Yash Vishnu Gonekar, a resident of the MHADA colony in Kapil Nagar, worked for a cab company, an official said.


The suspects were identified as Sheikh Arbaz Shaikh Iqbal and Aslam alias Guddu Maksood Ansari. They were intercepted Gonekar's cab around 12.30 am and assaulted him with sharp weapons following an altercation, he said, as per the PTI.


Gonekar was rushed to the Government Medical College & Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries, the official said.

A case under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused, and a manhunt has been launched for them, he said.

Elderly woman found dead in Mumbai's Malad

The Malad police in Mumbai on Friday morning four a dead body of an elderly woman, suspected to have been killed by an unknown assailant who repeatedly struck her head against the wall of her home, a police official said.

Woman is believed to be aged 65 or older, an official said.

During the investigation, the police found that the deceased woman was a beggar residing in a rented hut in Vitthal Nagar, behind “Bansi Vada Pav” in the Chincholi Bunder locality, where her body was found, the police sources said.

Locals noticed the woman's body on the floor and blood seeping from her head. They promptly alerted the Malad police.

Upon arriving at the crime scene, the police officials found that the woman had been fatally struck in the head with a hammer or against the house wall, evident from blood stains on the wall, sources said.

The Zone DCP of Mumbai Police and other senior staff from the Malad police station also visited the crime scene.

"A panchanama was conducted, and the body was sent for autopsy," an officer from the Malad police station said.

He said that the woman is yet to be identified. She is suspected to be a beggar, sustaining herself with food obtained from a nearby temple. She was last seen eating outside the temple the night before.

The hut where her body was discovered was rented, and she had been residing there for a few months.

A murder case has been registered against an unknown assailant, and investigations are underway, said the officer.

(with PTI inputs)

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