Mumbai, Aug 8: A twenty-one-year old college student from Kurla was allegedly stabbed to death by four to five people in the Azad Lane near the LBS road in Kurla on Wednesday night.
Zakir Kadir Khan, an SY BCom student of Pathak College in Kurla was stabbed in his stomach with a sharp weapon. He suffered a major injury and died due to heavy blood loss.
“Zakir was a very fun-loving boy,” Zakir’s father Kadir said. “He wanted to do MBA after completing his graduation.”
On Wednesday evening, after his dinner, Zakir had gone out for a stroll with some friends. He did not return even an hour later. “Someone informed us that a few people had stabbed Zakir in the Azad Lane,” Kadir said.
“We took him to City Hospital but doctors there did not admit him. They asked us to take him to Sion Hospital as his condition was very critical. At Sion Hospital, doctors declared him dead before admission,” he said.
The police suspect he would have been killed either due to a rivalry or in a scuffle. “He was with his friends when the incident took place,” senior inspector Dadasaheb Godse of the Vinoba Bhave police station said. “His friends and family are in a state of shock. We have started investigation with whatever little information they gave us,” he said. “The culprits will be nabbed soon.”
Zakir’s family and friends suspect students from a nearby coaching class for the murder, police sources said.
“He may have been the victim of a rivalry his friends may have had,” Zakir’s younger brother Shakir, 18, said.