Man stabbed to death in Khar metro, one arrested
A 41-year-old businessman from Thane was reportedly stabbed to death by an acquaintance on Friday in the Khar metro. The accused was arrested on Saturday.
Police say the deceased, Parvez Bashir Sheikh, was killed after confronting Akeel Sayyed, the accused, for harassing his wife. Sayyed, a resident of Golibar Nagar in Santacruz, was friends with Sheikh Shahjahan’s wife.
Senior Inspector Pradeep More of Vakola Police Station said: “Shahjahan and Sayyed were at university together. Since then, Sayyed has been harassing her… While Shahjahan got married to Sheikh and Sayyed also got married, he continued to harass her. He was after her to marry her.
“Shahjahan kept refusing him, as she was married to Sheikh… In the past, Sayyed had threatened Shahjahan that he would kill her husband if she did not marry him. But she ignored his threats.
But Sheikh decided to confront Sayyed. On Friday, Sheikh asked Sayyed to meet him at the Khar metro, police said. “We learned that the two had faced each other in the past and there was a huge fight. However, Sheikh wanted to end this and so he called him back. During the meeting there was a verbal argument, following which Sayyed stabbed him three times and escaped,” an officer said. Local residents rushed Sheikh to hospital, where he died.
Vakola police registered a murder case early on Saturday based on a complaint filed by Shahjahan. Sayyed was later found in Bandra and arrested.