Securities trader’s wife, lover and assistant arrested in Gujarat for attempted murder of him

Andheri Police tracked down and arrested two Gujarat men who allegedly attempted to murder a 38-year-old securities trader from Andheri (east) by attacking him repeatedly with a knife on February 19. During the investigation, police discovered that one of the defendants was having an affair with the victim’s wife who had also conspired to murder him, after which they arrested her.

Victim Viren Shah, 38, lives in Andheri (East) with his wife Jinal Shah, 33, and the couple have a six-year-old daughter. The couple got married 13 years ago. At around 7:15 a.m. on February 19, Shah who had gone to drop off his wife at the station was attacked by two men armed with a knife.

“They slashed his head, neck, shoulder and back with a knife. He managed to escape and saved his life. The two men escaped the scene by scooter. He was admitted to hospital and is now out of danger,” said Santaji Ghorpade, Senior Inspector of Andheri Police Station.

“With the help of CCTV cameras, I managed to track down the defendants in Gujarat and arrest them,” said Maheshwar Reddy, DCP Zone 10. A team led by API Kshirsagar and PSI Pagar camped in Gujarat for four days and grabbed the accused Abhishek Barot, 26. , from Nadiad city and Vipul Patel, 35, from Surat. While Barot is unemployed, Patel is a road contractor. Patel had hired Barot for killing Shah.

During further investigation, the police discovered that Patel was a friend of Jinal’s brother and that they were having an affair and that she too had conspired to kill her husband after which she was also arrested. Patel is also married with two children. He planned to divorce his wife.

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