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AHMED QURESHI, the older of the two brothers accused of assaulting traffic police constable Vilas Shinde and causing his death, was Friday produced before the court for custody on charges of murder.
Earlier, the Khar police had arrested him on charges of attempt to murder. However, after the Shinde passed away on Wednesday, the police amended the charge against Qureshi to that of murder.
Mumbai police spokesperson Ashok Dudhe said that Qureshi was produced before the local court, which remanded him in police custody till September 6.
His younger brother, who is 17 years old, is currently at the Dongri children’s home.
The incident took place last Tuesday when Shinde, who was on duty at a petrol pump in Khar, stopped the 17-year-old for riding a bike without wearing a helmet. He then asked him to call his elder brother.
Qureshi, the elder brother, reached the spot and after an altercation with Shinde, allegedly hit him with a wooden log on his head. Shinde was taken to hospital, but succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.