The Mumbai Police are on the lookout for actor Anuj Tikku after his father was found murdered in his flat in Oshiwara, a suburb in the city.
The body of Arunkumar Tikku, 61, with discovered lying in a pool of blood by a resident and a guard of the Samarth Aangan building on Saturday night. He had multiple stab wounds on his abdomen.
"When the cops went there, doors of the flats were locked. One of the doors was broken open when Arunkumar was found murdered. A knife was also recovered from the spot," said D K Rupwate, senior inspector at Oshiwara police station.
Anuj had rented out his flat to two paying guests less than a fortnight ago. The trio is missing since the incident took place.
The victim, a resident of Delhi, had come to Mumbai to settle a personal issue involving his son Anuj.
The police, meanwhile, say that the motive of the murder is still to be ascertained.
Anup appeared in small roles in films like Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi
starring Shah Rukh Khan and in No One Killed Jessica.