How Mumbai Activist Mauris Noronha Planned Team Thackeray Leader’s Murder On Facebook Live

Mauris Noronha shot Abhishek Ghosalkar live on Facebook

New Delhi:

Mauris Noronha, the man who shot dead the son of a Shiv Sena (UBT) during a Facebook live session, had been planning his ‘revenge’ for some time now. Abhishek Ghosalkar, the son of the Shiv Sena (UBT) leader, could not possibly have suspected Noronha’s plan as he was led to believe that the meeting with Noronha was to mend the bridges between them.

Mauris ‘Bhai’, as Noronha was known on social media, was a poker player who was praised for helping the poor during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As he became popular for his philanthropic work, he also became inclined towards politics, which led him to decide to contest the corporator election.

But there was a problem. The son of the Shiv Sena (UBT) leader did not want Noronha to contest and publicly objected to his candidature.

Subsequently, a woman filed a case alleging that Noronha raped her. He was sentenced to five months in prison in this case. He suspected that Ghosalkar was the architect of the rape allegation to derail his corporate plan.

Ultimately, Noronha planned to kill Ghosalkar by first gaining his trust. Noronha made elaborate plans to send a message that he was no longer interested in running for corporator. This would have caused Ghosalkar to drop his guard.

On the day of the shooting, Noronha had invited Ghosalkar to a Facebook live session on the pretext of extending an olive branch and telling the audience that they had both become friends.

Noronha put up banners of Ghosalkar to pretend that he was supporting the Shiv Sena (UBT) leader’s son for his own candidature.

The result of Noronha’s planning is that Ghosalkar agreed to meet him for the Facebook live session. In the video, both talk friendly until Noronha stands up and shoots Ghosalkar. After shooting his rival, Noronha ran to the mezzanine floor of his office and shot himself in the head.

According to reports, Noronha first tried to shoot himself in the room where he hosted the Facebook live session. But the gun didn’t work. Within seconds, he loaded another round into the gun and shot himself.

Noronha used the gun of his bodyguard, Amarendra Mishra. The bodyguard’s wife told police that while hiring her husband, Noronha asked him to keep his gun in the office. Mr Mishra was arrested under the Arms Act, which deals with giving a weapon to someone without checking whether that person is allowed to have the weapon.

Noronha fired six bullets, five of which hit Ghosalkar.

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