Three arrested in connection with teenager's murder

Mumbai: Two notorious criminals and a woman were arrested for allegedly murdering a teenager believing that he was a police informer, police said Friday.

Kadar Shaikh was stabbed to death near Rizvi Hotel at Dharavi area allegedly by three history-sheeters and an elderly woman, who suspected that he was a police informer and was intimating them about their whereabouts, police said.

The accused Feroz Khan (25), his mother Munyappa, 50, and aide Mohammed Shaikh (20) were arrested from Dharavi, police said. Parvez Khan (30), who is a brother of Feroz, is still absconding, said Senior Inspector H A Patil at Dharavi Police Station.

According to police, Shaikh was waylaid by Khan family and Mohammed who started a heated argument with him last night. Later, Feroz and Parvez wielding a sword attacked Shaikh, severely injuring him on his neck, chest and back.

"Shaikh was rushed Sion hospital where he was declared dead. Feroz has at least 15 cases registered against him including murder, robbery and house breaking. Parvez also has a criminal background," he said.

They had an information that Feroz would carry out a robbery following which police were keeping an eye on his movements, Patil said.

However, Feroz suspected that Shaikh was providing information to police on his whereabouts and this led to the murder of the youth, he added.