35-yr-old man shot dead on a busy street close to Dadar
A 35-year-old man who was on his way to work was shot dead near Senapati Bapat Marg road on Friday morning. The deceased identified as Manoj Maurya is said to have been shot by an unidentified person, who used a country-made pistol. After the incident, the shooter fled the spot immediately. The incident happened near Pramod Mahajan garden outside Mhatre Pen building at Dadar west area which is usually a crowded place in the mornings.
The shootout was reported outside Mhatre Pen building which houses many commercial industrial estates and public relations agencies and the main road outside the building is usually filled up by flower traders. Also, the area is near to Dadar railway station. According to the Dadar Police, Maurya hailed from Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh and had come to city a decade back. He was staying with his brother Sanjay in a joint family at their MHADA flat on Bhavani Shankar Road which is close to the area where the incident took place. By profession, Maurya was in repairing, maintenance, manufacturing and supplying of weighing scales. As per police reports, CCTV footage shows an unknown person moving around the victim suspiciously; the man could be a prime suspect. Cops are currently scanning call records to ascertain the details of the murder case.
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Victim Manoj Maurya