Mumbai: The Vikhroli police have arrested two minors, aged around 17 years, in connection with Monday’s murder case of 21-year-old Arjun Tembkar. Police said the murder was pre-planned and Arjun might have been murdered in a moving car before being dumped in the nullah near Kanjur Marg on the Eastern Express Highway.
“There are around 20 stab wounds on his chest and stomach and his neck was strangulated using a brake wire from a vehicle. We have recovered a Tata Indigo vehicle from one of the suspects in the Ghatkopar area. A gold chain has also been missing from the victim’s body and thus we have added a charge of robbery,” said an officer from the Vikhroli police station. Cops added that there might have been a total of six persons in the car.
Arjun was a final year student in a Kalyan college and lived with his family at Sitabai Koli Chawl in Bhatwadi at Ghatkopar west. He left his home around 8:30 pm with four of his friends. His parents didn’t know them. Around 11 pm when he failed to return his parents tried reaching his mobile phone which was switched off,” said senior PI Mahipat Indalkar. Arjun dealt in buying and selling of old motorcycles for a living.
On Monday Afternoon, the deceased’s father and brother lodged a missing person’s report with Vikhroli police station. “We will place them under arrest after ascertaining their involvement. We are also investigating a possible love affair angle but nothing concrete can be said at this moment,” said another officer.