Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021. 9:44 pm CST.
By BBN Staff: Well-known Indian businessman Anil Asnaney, 50, was shot dead in front of Sumathi restaurant on Baymen Avenue in Belize City sometime after 8:00 tonight.
Two perpetrators on a bicycle reportedly rode up to Asnaney and his wife as they were approaching their vehicle after dining at the restaurant. Asnani was reportedly shot and died and the spot.
His wife, Manisha Asnaney, 44, was also reportedly shot and taken to the hospital for treatment but is in a stable condition, according to police.
Commissioner of Police, Chester Williams, who is currently out of the country, gave assurances to King’s Park residents by way of a Whatsapp community group chat. He also disclosed that a police patrol had passed the area shortly before the incident. In his message, he also said: “At this time the motive do not seem to be robbery.”
Asnani and his wife are the owners of a store on Albert Street in downtown Belize City. Police investigations continue.
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