Mumbai: A 25-year-old man was allegedly killed by two brothers of his girlfriend in the city’s Malad area, police said. The man, Saif Ali Sharafat Ali, was in a relationship with a woman who lived in the neighbourhood, a police officer said. The two were planning to get married, he said. (Also read: Charges Framed Against Former MP Shahabuddin in Rajdev Ranjan Murder Case)

However, the woman’s brothers Wumasim Badruddin Khan, 19, and Ajmal, 23, were against the relationship, the officer said. Ali went to the woman’s house on Tuesday morning thinking her family members would not be home, but as he was chatting with her, Wasim and Ajmal arrived and allegedly thrashed him.

One of them allegedly stabbed Ali with a knife. He was taken to the hospital where he was declared brought dead. Wasim and Ajmal escaped after the incident but were tracked down by the police and arrested in the evening.

A case of murder has been registered and further probe is on.

In Delhi just a day ago, a part-time maid and her minor son have been arrested for allegedly murdering an elderly couple and robbing cash worth Rs 9 lakh and some gold jewellery at the residence of the couple in Amar Colony, police said.

On January 26, Virender Kumar Khaneja (77) and his wife Sarla (72) were reported missing. Immediately, a police team reached the couple’s house at Mount Kailash. The flat was locked from inside and the mobile phones of the couple were switched off, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal.

When police into the apartment, they found decomposed bodies of the couple lying on the floor. The couple’s son Dr Amit Khaneja who lives in the US does not contact the couple very often, the DCP said.

During investigation, they suspected the role of their part-time domestic help, who visited the house of the elderly couple once or twice a week to give massage to Sarla. Though the maid denied the allegations, a CCTV camera footage revealed the role of the maid’s son, Biswal added.