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Police find breakthrough in Biren Shah murder case, 2 held

Written by: Staff

Vadodara, May 11 (UNI) Police claim to have achieved a major breakthrough in the sensational Biren Shah murder case that took place near the Moti Masjid after violence broke out in the city following forcible demolition of a controversial dargah at Champaner Gate here on May one.

Acting on a tip-off, city police yesterday arrested two youths - Asif Sheikh (26) and Shahnawaz Pathan (25)-- who have had confessed of committing the crime along with Safar Pathan.

However, Saraf, a resident of Patel Falia, is absconding.

Biren Shah (26), the only son of his widowed mother Indu, was brutally stabbbed to death allegedly by the trio at Lal Akhada Moti Masjid while he was returning home on a motorcycle after closing his Ajwa Road shop as the violence spread to that area too.

Police sources said, the three accused, who escaped on a motorcycle after police lathicharged and opened fire on a mob at the dargah site, intercepted Bipin near Lal Akhada Moti Masjid when they spotted a red chundri tied to his bike. After mercilessly beating him up, the trio stabbed him in his chest and abdomen with a dagger killing him on the spot.

Meanwhile, police have launched a manhunt to nab the third accused, Safar Pathan.


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