Mumbai: Yet another
gory murder shocked Mumbaikars when at least 13 teenagers clubbed
to death a 17-year-old boy who had allegedly used expletives
against the mother and girlfriend of one of the attackers, police
While police have nabbed three of the attackers, including the
prime conspirator, a manhunt has been launched across the city for
the others, around 10 college-going youngsters, who are
absconding, an official from MIDC Police Station said.
The incident occurred around 11 p.m. Tuesday near a hotel in Saki
Naka, Andheri east when a group of youngsters, aged between 16 and
22, waylaid and attacked Ansh M. Agarwal.
The gang, led by 17-year-old collegian Siddhant Ghosalkar, living
in the posh Shere-e-Punjab Colony, allegedly hammered Agarwal with
sticks, iron rods and smashed his head with cement paver blocks
near Kohinoor Hotel before disappearing.
A profusely bleeding Agarwal was noticed by pedestrians and some
friends who rushed him to hospital where he was later pronounced
Police, who have started searching homes in and around the
vicinity of the quiet Sher-e-Punjab Colony, said the murder was a
conspiracy hatched by Ghosalkar, whose mother and girlfriend were
allegedly 'abused' in filthy language by Agarwal. The victim had
allegedly also sent an offensive SMS to the girlfriend.
Ghosalkar's co-conspirators are said to be Rudransh S. Azad, 17,
and Anandkumar Bahadur Singh, alias Monu, 17.
Police have arrested the trio, all studying in local colleges, and
are now on the lookout for at least 10 friends, who are believed
to be in hiding somewhere in the vicinity.
The incident comes barely six months after two youngsters, Keenan
Santos and Reuben Fernandes, were assaulted and stabbed to death
outside a restaurant in Andheri west, after some goons teased