A real estate broker was allegedly shot dead by unidentified persons near Madhapar crossroads on the outskirts of the city late on Monday evening with police suspecting it to be fallout of a monetary dispute.
Suresh Nathwani (50), a real estate broker living in Jivantikanagar of Gandhigram area of the city was allegedly shot dead from close range near Madhapar crossroads. He was rushed to local government hospital where he was declared dead.
In her complaint filed with Gandhigram police, Nathwani’s wife Jyotsna named Satish Ahir and Pintu Darbar as accused. She stated that her husband had borrowed Rs 2 lakh from the duo around a year ago to clear dues of his housing loan. However, the family couldn’t pay the moneylenders monthly interest and they started harassing Nathwani. He was threatened by the two a few months ago also over recovery of their money.
Jyotsna further stated that Satish called up her husband at around 4 pm on Monday and asked him to meet them near Sainik Society near Madhapar crossroads. But there, he was shot dead at around 6 pm. Police said the victim sustained four bullet wounds in his chest, abdomen and hand and succumbed to the injuries later on.
Based on Jyotsna’s complaint, Gandhigram police booked Darbar and Ahir, both residents of Ghanteshwar village near the city for murder and under Arms Act. Police said on Tuesday that the duo were on the run.
Meanwhile, city police commissioner Anupam Singh Gehlot said on Tuesday that Ahir and Darbar were behind the murder. “Eyewitnesses have told that the two men were quarreling with the victim. Either of them shot Nathwani from close range from a country-made pistol and then they escaped. Our teams are trying to nab them,” Gehlot told The Indian Express.
The commissioner further said that the victim’s wife has told police that Darbar and Ahir had been threatening her husband for the last three-four days and were demanding their money back.