52 year old man was found murdered in his flat in Mumbai. He was said to be found with a knife in his hand and his throat and wrists slit.
On Tuesday, 12th July, 2022, a man was found dead in his flat in the Mumbra area of Thane as reported by a police officer.
The man was found on Monday morning laying on the floor in his flat. The victim has been identified as Abdul Haque Zakir Ali Sayyed. He was a 52 year old man as reported by inspector Babasaheb Nikam from the Mumbai Police station.
The son of the victim found his father and reported it to the police. After which the body has been sent for a post-mortem and the investigation has begun.
The victim was found with his throat and wrists slit with a knife in his hand. Police believe that the suspect would have slit his hands and throat and left the knife in the victim’s hand to make it give the impression of a suicide.
Since then the case has been filed. Appropriately, it has been registered under Section 302 which is the punishment for murder. The police also said that other applicable provisions of the Indian Penal Code have also been filed against the unidentified accused.
Crime rate on the rise in Mumbai.
Mumbai ranks fifth among the 19 cities in India with regards to crime. Mumbai sees an approximate of 150 to 200 murders in a year. The statistics of the crime rate in Mumbai has been on the rise since inception. However, ever since the ordeal of the Covid 19 Pandemic, crimes have slowly been climbing up. Despite the lockdown restrictions in 2020, Mumbai crime rate is rising at a much faster pace since then.
According to police, the pandemic did bring crime to a low in the early months of 2020. However, this didn’t last as cases picked up in 2021. Between 2018 and 2021, the city had an increase of 94.85% in the filing of First Information Reports (FIR) Many cases run cold due to the load and lack of resources to pursue. According to experts, the steady rise in unemployment is a major contribution to the crimes in Mumbai. Being a metropolis, the city sees hoards of people migrating into Mumbai for work. This makes it more difficult to identify anything about their backgrounds and therefore, even more difficult to track down.