One of the culprits wanted for the 2004 slaying of a 35-year-old Nigerian man in Nalasopara, Mumbai, has been captured by Indian police.
According to the Times of India, a criminal branch official on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, discovered the accused, Kancha, age 28, living in the same town under a fictitious identity.
There are now two people being held in connection with the incident after Kancha, also known as Roshan Bechain Mandal and Ashfaq Mohammad Sheikh, was apprehended. Two other suspects are still at large.
On October 16, 2019, a road in Nalasopara’s Pragati Nagar neighborhood was where Joseph, also known as Chindiniju Amechi Wilson, was found dead.
Following this occurrence, local Nigerians expressed their displeasure, which led to the vandalization of parked cars and calls for the capture of the offenders.
The police detained Nasir Khan after identifying four males during their inquiry for their claimed involvement in the incident. A representative from the Vasai crime branch (unit II) verified that a charge sheet was subsequently submitted to the court against him.
Six months after the crime, police were tipped off that the perpetrator, Kancha, alias Roshan Mandal, had moved to Bengaluru and taken on a new name. He was discovered living in Nalasopara under the alias Ashfaq Sheikh and had changed physical characteristics.