Sachin Sawant, 45, was Shiv Sena's local shakha pramukh. On April 22, around 7.30 pm, he had just locked the party office at Kranti Nagar, and was walking home, when the assailants shot at him. The first bullet missed Sawant, and he started running. He ran for about 200 metres, while the attackers gave chase and kept firing at him. The sixth bullet hit Sawant in the chest, and he collapsed near the Sai Baba temple. The locals informed Sawant's family, and his son Omkar and other relatives and friends rushed him to the nearest private hospital. The hospital referred him to Shatabdi Hospital, as his condition was critical. Doctors at Shatabdi declared him dead around 8.30 pm
Bhiwandi corporator Manoj Mhatre (Congress) was killed by masked assailants who shot at him and assaulted him with sharp knives. Narpoli police registered a murder case after he succumbed to his injuries. The assailants ambushed Mhatre when he got home around 9 pm. "Mhatre's driver had dropped him near his house at Oswal Wadi. He was walking home when at least five persons attacked him with sharp knives and fired two rounds," said a cop. Mhatre breathed his last at Jupiter Hospital. His wife, later took on his position as a corporator.
A 61-year-old RTI activist was shot dead in the head when he was watching TV. Deceased Bhupendra Vira’s wife Ranjana (57) was present in the house when the murder was committed, yet she didn’t hear a thing. Two persons, including a former corporator, were later arrested.
Three robbers on a bike shot a rice trader in Virar and stole Rs 8 lakh from him. Cops said that the accused opened fire at the trader while he was keeping his bag containing the cash in his Scooty’s storage case. The victim sustained two bullet injuries to his stomach, following which he lost his life.Ashok Ramanlal Shah, (50), a resident of Yeshwant Nagar, Virar (W), was a wholesaler of rice and had a sprawling godown in Tandul Bazar, Chandansar Road,Virar (E)
Builder Jinesh Jain (30) was gunned down by two unidentified assailants in burkhas in his Chunabhatti office. Two burkha-clad hitmen entered Everard Nagar in Chunabhatti, asked for Jain and then shot him twice. Jain, who was not fatally injured, got up after they escaped, and went to the hospital. The entire incident was recorded on CCTV
Gurgaon gangster Sandeep Gadoli, who had 36 criminal offences against him, was killed after a shootout with the Gurgaon Police in an Andheri hotel The incident came under the scrutiny of Mumbai Police, which was not notified of the Gurgaon cops’ plans in advance. A team from the Gurgaon Crime Branch entered the hotel and showed the staff pictures of the notorious mobster. When the hotel staff admitted that Gadoli was staying there, the cops informed them that they were going to arrest him as he was a wanted criminal. At the time, the hotel staff told the Gurgaon team they could not enter Gadoli’s room without the local police, but the cops allegedly began to threaten the staffers, saying they had an order from the ‘Commissioner’ to not involve anyone else in the plan
A contractor working for a real estate developer was shot at by unknown assailant in north Mumbai's Malad area.Sources in the police confirmed to mid-ay that the developer had received extortion calls and the firing incident, which took place in the Shivaji Nagar locality near Ramesh Hotel in Malad east, was a fall out.
An estate agent was shot at by unidentified assailants in Bhayander. Around 11.30 am, 28-year-old Ajay Kumar Gupta was on a motorbike, heading to Gorai with his 6-year-old son and a friend. When the bullet hit him, he lost control of the bike and all three of them fell down
A property dealer was shot dead outside a bar in Mira-Bhayander Road in a firing incident that also resulted in the death of his friend. Police suspect the attack may have been caused by professional rivalry. Mira Road resident Vijay Pradhan alias Bunty, who is the proprietor of Dolphin Properties, had been drinking with his friends and cousin at Pushpak bar in the Golden Nest locality. No sooner had Pradhan and his friends stepped out at 9.30 pm, than they were attacked by two men on motorcycles. The unidentified assailants opened four rounds of fire, shooting Pradhan in the head. One of his friends, Sachin Vijaykar, also got shot. He was taken to Thunga Hospital in Mira Road, where he later died of his bullet wounds
Jyotirmoy Dey, who was the crime and investigations editor for mid-day was shot dead by motorcycle-borne shooters in full public view. He was shot dead in Powai on June 11, 2011, when he was on his way home
Former Union Minister an BJP leader Pramod Mahajan who was shot dead by his brother Pravin. Four bullets were fired into the BJP leader. Pravin was sentenced to life. During his sentencing, it emerged that an inferiority complex had led hit to commit the horrific crime. Pic/AFP
T-Series Gulshan Kumar was shot dead in Andheri on 12 August 1997. Two men initially fired three bullets at him, his attempt to escape was met with fifteen more bullets. The crime was committed right outside the Jeeteshwar Mahadev Mandir
A gruesome crime was committed in filmmaker Chetan Anand’s Ruia Park bungalow in Juhu, where actress Priya Rajvanch was shot dead. The incident took place in 2000. Pic/Youtube
Ashok Sawant, 62, a two-term Shiv Sena corporator from Samata Nagar in suburban Kandivli, was attacked with while he was returning home after meeting a friend around 11 pm. He was rushed to a nearby hospital in Kandivli but was declared dead on arrival
A man, in his 30s, was shot dead on Holi in Dharavi. The incident took place around 12.30 pm in Sangam-gulli near Milan hotel, police said. The bullet fired by the assailant hit the victim's forehead. He was taken to Sion Hospital, but was declared dead before admission. The shooter fled from the spot after firing the bullets. It was later found that the man had been murdered by his brother
A man aged around 30 to 35 was allegedly shot dead on Monday by an unidentified person in suburban Dharavi, police said. The bullet fired by the assailant hit the victim's forehead, said police. He was taken to Sion hospital, but was declared dead before admission
A man was shot dead and his girlfriend raped by an unidentified person in Nalimbi village, as confirmed by the Thane rural police. Ganesh Dinkar and his girlfriend were at a hillock when a man approached them and demanded money. When the couple said they had no money on them, the man pointed a gun at Dinkar and allegedly raped his girlfriend. When Dinkar resisted, the accused shot him dead and fled
An auto rickshaw driver was shot at by unidentified persons in Mumbai's eastern suburbs. The incident took place at around 4 pm at Ghatkopar-Mankhurd link road near Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar College when Salim Sheikh had stopped by to answer nature's call and some unidentified assailants shot at him from a black colour car
Two bike-bourne assailants shot Shiv Sena corporator Sachin Sawant dead on 22 April. The politico's murder is one of the many sensational killings in the annals of Mumbai's criminal history. Here's a look at murders that shook Mumbai