Triple murder in Mumbai's Bhandup, 3 members of family stabbed to death

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Triple murder in Mumbai's Bhandup, 3 members of family stabbed to death

The two groups have been fighting for the past one month over space. The fight was about who would get to keep their belongings outside. 

That there is space crunch in Mumbai is no news. Lack of space led to a fight between two families, eventually leading to death of three members from one family.

The incident occurred in Mumbai's Bhandup area where four people from one family stabbed three people from another family to death. The three dead are Ghulam Ali Khan (48), and his two sons, Shahbaz (25) and Shahbad (15). Ghulam Ali and Shahbad died on the spot while Shahbaz succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital.

The accused men belong to the Qureshi family. According to police sources, Ghulam Ali Khan is a scrap dealer and the Qureshi family owns a vegetable business. Their businesses are adjacent to each other. The two groups have been fighting for the past one month over space. The fight was about who would get to keep their belongings outside.

Things turned ugly on Sunday evening when four members of the Qureshi family approached Ghulam Khan. The argument soon turned into a fight. The Qureshi men were carrying knives and they stabbed Ghulam several times. Watching their father being stabbed, Shahbaz and Shahbad rushed to his rescue, when the men stabbed the two brothers as well.

The Qureshi men then fled the spot. Police have been looking for the accused men and have also obtained the CCTV footage of the incident.

"Ghulam was in such bad shape that his inner organs were spilling out and he died on the spot, while the two sons died later. We have procured CCTV footage from the area in which accused can be seen running away from the spot. We have detained members of the Qureshi family and made several teams to nab the accused. A case has been registered under section 302 murder of IPC," a police official said.

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