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Crime – Murder – A Bloody Affair

Others | Dec 6, 1980

It seemed incredible that a murder could be committed in a building right on the main road of one of the City’s busiest areas—Chowpatty. But on November 12, ex-judge of the Bombay High Court S.M. Shah, 75, and his wife Dr Mira Shah, 61, were found in a pool of blood in their home in the Central building near the Aram restaurant.

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