Shiv Sainik killed in Antop Hill


MUMBAI: A 28-year-old party worker of Shiv Sena was hacked to death by five persons near his residence in Sangamnagar in Antop hill area during the early hours of Monday.

Police stated that local goons killed Raju Mistrilal Soni as he did not pay heed to the extortion threats issued by them. Investigations revealed that the accused demanded money on day-to-day basis.

The incident occurred at around 4am on Monday when Raju stepped out of his house to fill water. Around five persons attacked him, police told. Police stated that Raju had opened another video-parlour a month ago. “The five accused were threatening Raju for money to run the video parlour.

“We are looking for the accused,” said Suresh Bhavar, senior police inspector of Wadala truck terminal police station. The names of the accused are Niyaz Hussain, Firoj Idrisi, Naseem Khan, Ibbu and Hafizul Bangali. Raju has been survived by his wife Rita, 25, kids Sneha, 6, and Golu, 4. The accused were booked under sections 143 (punishment), 144 (joining unlawful assembly armed with deadly weapon), 146 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (every member of unlawful assembly is guilty of offence committed in prosecution of common object), 302 (punishment for murder) and 386 (extortion by putting a person in fear of death or grievous hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.

“Raju was a social worker. The goons demanded money from his to which he refused,” said Pramod Soni, brother of deceased. While local Sena men alleged that Raju was killed as he was against illegal slums coming up in the area, police refuted this theory.