Mumbai: It was a tragic end for Mumbai-based Nitesh Sawant, who was killed by his own friends while celebrating his birthday. Sawant was celebrating his 32nd birthday at a park in the Pant Nagar area of Ghatkopar along with his friends when the incident took place.
Initial investigation by the Mumbai Police has revealed that an altercation between Sawant and his friends a week ago could be the reason for the man’s murder. A misunderstanding had occurred between the deceased and his friends a week ago, following which they allegedly hatched a conspiracy to attack him on his birthday.
During the birthday celebrations in the park at Ghatkopar Sunday, Sawant’s friends attacked him using sharp weapons. He suffered grievous injuries in the attack and was declared dead when taken to a nearby hospital.
All the friends of the deceased have gone missing since the incident took place.
The police have registered a case and launched an investigation. The cops also detained two-three persons and interrogated them. The incident has led to shock among the residents of the area. This is the second case of murder within a week in the Ghatkopar area.
News agency ANI quoted Mumbai Police inspector Pratap Bhosle as saying that seven to eight persons were involved in the killing and the cops were on lookout for the murderers.