Man ar­rested for nephew’s mur­der

DNA (Delhi) - - DELHI - Advitya Bahl cor­re­spon­[email protected]­dia.net

A man was ar­rested on Jan­uary 6 from Hyderabad for the mur­der of his nephew, whose body was re­cov­ered on Oc­to­ber 8 last year nearly three years after he was killed.

The body had been found buried in mud in the bal­cony of Ka­jal Gupta in Dabri. Her fam­ily had re­quested their 86-year-old land­lord, Vikram Singh, to get the bal­cony of their three-storey flat ren­o­vated. Dur­ing the ren­o­va­tion, labour­ers had found a hu­man re­mains buried in the mud. Cops were alerted and the de­ceased was iden­ti­fied as 26-year-old Jai Prakash Ma­ha­rana, a ten­ant who had ear­lier lived in the same build­ing.

The ac­cused, Bijay Ku­mar Ma­ha­rana is Jai’s ma­ter­nal un­cle and they both lived to­gether in the build­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to cops, a ceil­ing fan was used by Bijay to mur­der Jai. “How­ever, it is yet to be re­cov­ered. Bijay said that he had done away with the mur­der weapon by throw­ing it in a drain nearby after clean­ing it off blood,” said a po­lice of­fi­cial.

Source added that Bijay had changed his looks, moved to Hyderabad, cut con­tact from his fam­ily and was try­ing his luck in Tel­ugu movies. Cops also said that Bijay was not fond of Jai’s close­ness with his girl­friend and that was the mo­tive be­hind the mur­der. It is Gupta’s mother who lives in the house. She is still in shock with the events that have un­folded.

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