‘I can’t forget the killers’ faces’

A little after 8 pm on a wet night in June two years ago, inside a ground floor apartment in Dadar’s quaint Parsi Colony, Keiki Karai’s life changed forever. Three unidentified youths walked up to the flat.

One of them fired a single shot from a countrymade weapon through the open door at Karai’s 21-year-old son Firoz, who fell into his father’s arms and was declared dead on arrival at Sion Hospital.

Within days, the police arrested the two alleged shooters, Prabhu Deva Thevar and Sandesh Ranjane, and a third accomplice Dashrath Gholap, a juvenile. Karai, being the only eyewitness in the case, identified those who had shot his son in the course of a police identification parade a month later, and subsequently again in court.

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