Indian police have apprehended one of the suspects involved in the murder of a 35-year-old Nigerian man in Nalasopara, Mumbai, four years ago.
police have apprehended one of the suspects involved in the murder of a 35-year-old Nigerian man in Nalasopara, Mumbai, four years ago.
According to the Times of India, the accused, Kancha, aged 28, was found residing in the same town under a false identity, as confirmed by a crime branch official on Tuesday, October 17, 2023.
With the arrest of Kancha, also known as Roshan Bechain Mandal and Ashfaq Mohammad Sheikh, the number of individuals in custody in connection with the crime has risen to two, while two others remain at large.
The tragic incident involved the discovery of the body of the Nigerian man, Joseph, also known as Chindiniju Amechi Wilson, on a road in the Pragati Nagar area of Nalasopara on October 16, 2019.
Following this incident, fellow Nigerians residing in the locality expressed their outrage, resulting in the damage of parked vehicles and demands for the apprehension of the perpetrators.
During their investigation, the police identified four men for their alleged involvement in the crime and arrested Nasir Khan. Subsequently, a charge sheet was filed against him in court, as confirmed by an official from the Vasai crime branch (unit II).
Police received a tip-off that the accused, Kancha, alias Roshan Mandal, had relocated to Bengaluru six months after the crime and had assumed a new identity. He was found residing in Nalasopara under the name Ashfaq Sheikh, with altered physical features.
Police authorities have determined that the murder was linked to a drug deal.