A friend who did not want to return a car he had taken chose to murder the owner of the car instead. This is the story behind the murder of a 32-year-old Siddharth Rao in Surat’s Sarthana area. The police have arrested two people for the murder.
Investigations have revealed that the victim Siddharth Rao had come in a car near the area and he was attacked by some men with a knife. He was rushed to a hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors.
Police had also made use of the CCTV footage in the area to identify those who attacked and killed the youth. A tip-off led the cops to two men who were on their way to Gadhpur near Sarthana on a bike. Cops arrested Nikunj Sanghani and Prakash Kunchada.
Motive for murder
During questioning the two told police that Nikunj and Siddharth were friends. A week ago Siddharth had given Nikunj his Volkswagen car for use. But Nikunj, who needed money, mortgaged the car for Rs50,000 without Siddharth’s knowledge.
When Siddharth came to know of it, he asked Nikunj to return his car. Since Nikunj was not willing to return the car, Siddharth had come to Surat to get possession of his car.
He had also abused Nikunj while on phone and also abused his wife and daughter. An angry Nikunj ganged up with his friends and decided to kill Siddharth.
When Siddharth called them to meet him, the two went for the meeting near Jakatnaka. Siddharth who had come in an Innova car once again began to abuse Nikunj.
The two men then beat up Siddharth and an angry Nikunj stabbed him several times.
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