70-yr-old builder murdered

Dayabhai Kotecha,a leading real estate developer from Rajkot,was stabbed to death at his office located in Phulchhab Chowk on Wednesday evening.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: March 26, 2009 12:39 am

Dispute over land in Haripal believed to be the reason behind Dayabhai Kotecha’s killing

Dayabhai Kotecha,a leading real estate developer from Rajkot,was stabbed to death at his office located in Phulchhab Chowk on Wednesday evening.

Preliminary investigation has revealed that two unidentified men came,stabbed Kotecha and fled the scene.

According to the reports,70-year-old Kotecha,who also owns a hotel in Rajkot,was in his office on the first floor of Star Plaza when the two murders rushed in,locked the door from inside and stabbed him.

It is learnt that nearly three other staff members were also present in the office when the incident occurred.

In February,Kishor Kotecha,the son of the deceased,was attacked by a couple of youths when he had tried to get possession of a piece of land located in the Haripal area on the outskirts of Rajkot.

The Rajkot police,till last reports came in,were in the process of registering a case. They maintained the investigation will certainly focus on the disputed land,as it could be a reason behind the murder.

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