MUMBAI: A 27-year-old man and his 22-year-old female friend were found dead, with gunshot wounds on heads, at Malad (W) late Monday. Police suspect the man shot the woman before turning the gun on himself. Prima facie, the motive appeared to be a soured relationship.
Around 9.30pm, residents heard gunshots and dialled the police control room.
Police suspect the man, Rahul Yadav, had a criminal history and that he probably took along the countrymade revolver, used in the crime.
The couple had met at a stretch behind Infinity mall, which is off New Link Road, after a long time and ordered food from a stall. They sat at a corner of the street, where couples usually hang out. Police sources said they had an argument. “The woman had got engaged to someone else few days back, which probably infuriated the man,” a police officer said.
Cops probing if it was pre-planned murder at Malad
Police, who found a couple dead with gunshot wounds on their heads, are probing if it was pre-planned murder as the weapon was brought along.
Crime branch units rushed to the crime scene at Malad to check for any gangland connection. Joint commissioner (law & order) Vishwas Nangre Patil and other senior officers have also gone to the spot.
The couple was declared dead at a public hospital. Bangur Nagar police have recorded two accidental death cases. Police said the unemployed Rahul Yadav lived at Laljipada in Kandivli (W), while the woman lived in Kurar village with her family and cames from a middle class background. The woman worked in a private company and drew around Rs13,000 a month.
In August 2020, a 45-year old online stock trader and his wife were found dead at their Kandivli (W) apartment by their son.