There is an uneasy calm in Indirapuram after the gruesome murder of businessman Arshi Malik inside ATS Haciendas, an upscale society. Shockingly, the attackers were tenants in the same society.
Malik had survived an earlier attack in January last year, in which his brother, Amjad, was killed.
Ashok Kumar, president of ATS Haciendas RWA, said the incident has disturbed the calm and sense of well-being inside the apartment, but the RWA is helpless.
SK Mahendru, a resident of Orange County, the society adjacent to ATS Haciendas, said that residents are still to recover from the shock. They had heard gunshots from the neighbouring society, but had mistaken it for wedding fireworks. "I was shocked to hear about the murder," he said. "My brother is the security-in-charge of our society, and this incident has made him pull up his socks."
Alok Kumar, president of FedAOA, said a meeting with the RWA should be mandatory for new tenants. "Money can buy almost anything these days. It is quite easy to even forge documents. The society's management should have carried out a thorough background check on the new tenants," he added.
"Four armed policemen have been deployed to protect the victim's family. The policemen will be on duty round the clock," said Gorakh Nath Yadav, SO, Indirapuram. "We have detained a few people and we are investigating the matter. The criminals will be nabbed soon."