Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 24 November 2012

Source: Daily Graphic

Police probe death of Indian

The Kumasi Police have arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with the death of an Indian businessman who was gunned down in his office on Thursday night.

The victim, Sandip Mansukbai Sheladiya, 24, who was shot in the head at close range, was found in a pool of blood by his cook, whose name was given as Charity.

The deceased, who operated a Casino at Adiembra, a Kumasi suburb, was also said to be the owner of Rajan and Riya, a gold buying company.

The Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police Mr Mohammed Tanko, told newsmen that the suspect, who was arrested a few minutes after the incident, was barefooted and bare-chested at the time of his arrest.

He said the suspect was also bleeding profusely from a deep stomach injury that caused his intestines to gush out.

Mr Tanko said the police were looking for another suspect in connection with the case.

He said the suspect in their custody was first spotted by sympathisers when he attempted to board a taxi, but following shouts by the crowd that he was a criminal, the taxi driver did not move the vehicle.

He said the suspect then got out from the vehicle and attempted to escape, but he was arrested and handed over to the police.

Mr Tanko said because of the stomach injury, he was rushed to the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital for medical care, while the police continued to look out for other suspects.

He said the victim’s cook told the police that she had seen a taxi park by the roadside and a tall dark man come out of the office.

Mr Tanko appealed to the public to help with information that could lead to the arrest of all those involved in the case.