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D.K. Rao aide murder case: 2nd accused arrested

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The Wadala Truck Terminus police on Monday arrested the second accused in the murder of an aide of gangster Ravi Mallesh Bora alias D.K. Rao.

Marimuthu Periyaswami Devendra alias T.P. Raja was found murdered in his house with his throat slit and bullet wounds in Sion-Koliwada on December 7. The assailants were identified as Amjad Khan (31) and Imran Qureshi (40). While Mr. Khan was arrested on December 16 from Rajasthan, Mr. Qureshi was arrested on the basis of a tip-off from his house in Navi Mumbai on Monday.

N. Ambika, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone IV), said, “While we were in search of the accused, we found out that three cases were registered against Mr. Khan and 10 against Mr. Qureshi for serious criminal offences.”

‘Motive uncertain’

The police said D.K. Rao’s aide and the accused were involved in financial and property transactions. Ms. Ambika said, “We suspect that this could be the reason behind the murder. However, the exact motive is still being ascertained by the investigating team.”

The duo was spotted leaving Raja’s residence drenched in blood. The police then scanned CCTV cameras around the scene of the crime and identified the duo. The accused have been charged with murder and house trespass under the Indian Penal Code, along with relevant sections of the Arms Act, a senior police officer said.

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