MUMBAI: Three members of a family were found murdered in their house at Raoji Nagar in Bhiwandi on Wednesday afternoon. The motive is not clear. Moneylender Irfan Sayyed Shah, (30) his wife Gulistan (25) and their daughter Muskan (4) were found lying dead in a pool of blood. Saniya (8), Shah's elder daughter, found the bodies when she returned home from school at 2 pm. A horrified Saniya rushed to her grandfather Sajjad Shah and brother Imran (10), who were in the vicinity, and they informed the Shanti Nagar police. The bodies have been sent for post-mortem. According to the police, Irfan used to lend money to prostitutes in the Hanuman Tekdi area. The police suspect that the murder could have been the handiwork of two or three persons. Evidence found at the spot and injury marks suggest that Shah and his wife fought the attackers. "Primary probe shows that the assailants were known to the victim's family as they were allowed inside the house," said inspector Dilip Suryawanshi.

"It is suspected that the incident took place between 12.30 pm and 2 pm because at 12.30 pm, a family friend of the victim took his lunch box from the house to deliver it at the deceased's office at Hanuman Tekdi," said KP Raghuvanshi, Thane police commissioner. Police are investigating a robbery angle as they found that someone had tried to open the locker but couldn't succeed as key was found hanging on it.

The incident has shocked to the neighborhood area. "It is shocking. The police should take up the case on a priority basis and solve it as soon as possible. Otherwise the people in the city will feel insecure and venerable" said local resident Ramesh Jadhav.

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Breakthrough in triple murder

BHIWANDI: The Thane police have arrested two relatives of the victims. The three victims-Irfan Shah (30), his wife Gulistan (25) and their daughter Muskan (4)-were found murdered in their house at Raoji Nagar in Bhiwandi on August 24. The accused, Rafiq Shah (25) and Shafiq Shah (30), were arrested from Jaunpar district in Uttar Pradesh. The police received information that they had an argument with Irfan over interest due on the Rs 1,000 that they had borrowed from him.

The case was sensational as it was took place day light so to probe the case the case Thane police commissioner K P Raghuvanshi has formed a special team comprising officials from Bhiwandi crime branch, Kalyan crime branch and Shanti Nagar police station. During investigation team learned through sources that victim Irfan had fight few days before with their one of the relatives over the money issue.

Talking to TOI, Raghuvanshi, said, "Making case as base our team investigates on that angle and found that duo Rafiq Shah (25) and Shafiq Shah (30) were missing from their residence in Gaytri Nagar area in Bhiwandi which raised suspect on them".

Following to the information police sent their one team headed by police inspector Dilip Surywandhi from the Shanti Nagar police station to Uttar Pradesh's Jaunpur district where police nabbed accused and brought him to city on Saturday morning.

"During interrogation both accused revealed that they had borrowed of Rs 1000 from the victim but while returning money victim's demanded Rs 4000 as interest on it which eraked both as they had thought that as they are relatives they will not demand for the interest" said, Raghuvanshi.

On last month when both went to victim's residence to returned them Rs 1000 the victim's again demanded of Rs 5000 along with interest of Rs 4000 on it which anger to accused and they took knife from the victim's residence and stabbed them.

Dilip Surywanshi, Police Inspector, Shanti Nagar police station said, "The accused only wanted to killed Irfan but when they realized that if they will let other family members alive they will inform the cop that's why they killed Gulistan and also four year old child Muskan".

The police have booked both accused under charges of murder and produced him in to the court where they has been remanded to police custody. 

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