A young restaurant manager was found murdered with multiple stab wounds in PuneThe Dhayari area early on Sunday, police said, adding that they prima facie ruled out theft as a motive for the crime.
Officers identified the deceased as Bharat Bhagwan Kadam, 24, a resident of Matenagar area from Beed district in Maharashtra. According to the police, Kadam worked as a manager in Garwa biryani restaurant.
The incident happened around 1 a.m. Sunil Pawar, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Sinhagad Road Division), said: “Night patrol personnel responded to a local resident’s call to the control room informing him that a man had been attacked. in the neighborhood by two or three assailants. Patrol marshals reached the spot within minutes, and some people from the neighborhood also rushed to the spot.
“The victim had multiple stab wounds to the body and was later pronounced dead. A preliminary investigation suggests that the cash of Rs 15,000, mobile phone and other things were not stolen, thus ruling out theft as a motive. We are exploring other possibilities and have launched an investigation. Initial investigation suggests there were two to three assailants,” added ACP Pawar. Officers said Kadam’s body was found in an area through which he regularly commuted to work.