5 held for killing Cong worker in movie-in­spired plot

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Nation - Punya Priya Mi­tra let­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

THE AC­CUSED KNEW THAT THEY WOULD BE SUS­PECTS WHEN THE VIC­TIM WAS FOUND MISS­ING AND TO MIS­LEAD THE PO­LICE, THEY DUG A GRAVE AND BURIED A DOG’S BODY THERE, PO­LICE SAID

BHOPAL: With the ar­rest of a lo­cal Bharatiya Janata Party func­tionary, his three sons and a fifth per­son in In­dore, po­lice claimed to have solved the mur­der of a 22-year-old woman Con­gress worker who has been miss­ing for the last two years .

The killers were in­spired by the Hindi film Dr­ishyam, in which the po­lice are mis­led by a killer who plants a dog’s body in a place where the po­lice ex­pect to find hu­man re­mains, the po­lice said.

Deputy in­spec­tor gen­eral of po­lice (In­dore) Hari­narayan­chari Mishra said the po­lice had ar­rested BJP func­tionary agdish Karo­tia, 65, his sons Ajay, 36, Vi­jay, 38, and Vi­nay, 31, and their friend Nee­lesh Kashyap, 28, for the mur­der of 22-year-old Twin­kle Da­gre.

The ac­cused stran­gled Da­gre and t hen burnt her body t o de­stroy ev­i­dence.

Da­gre was mur­dered be­cause she had been pres­sur­ing Jagdish to marry her and live with her after they had an af­fair.

This was not ac­cept­able to Jadg­ish and his fam­ily.

BEOS TEST

DIG Mishra said the clues they found over the months were so con­tra­dic­tory that they had to take re­course to the Brain Elec­tri­cal Os­cil­la­tion Sig­na­ture ( BEOS) t e s t of t hree of t he ac­cused and also the par­ents of the Da­gre be­fore they could ar­rive at the truth.

This i s t he f i rst t i me t hat BEOS test, which is done only in a lab in Ahmed­abad, has been done to solve a mur­der case in Mad­hya Pradesh, the DIG said.

BEOS is a tech­nique by which a sus­pect’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in a crime is de­tected by elic­it­ing elec­tro­phys­i­o­log­i­cal im­pulses from the brain dur­ing ques­tion­ing.

The of­fi­cial said on the day of the mur­der, Oc­to­ber 16, 2016, all the ac­cused took Da­gre to show her a plot of land which Jagdish had promised to buy in her name.

There they killed Da­gre, and stuffed the body in their SUV and took it to a se­cluded place and burnt it.

DOG BURIED

The Karotiyas knew that they would be sus­pects when the vic­tim was found miss­ing and to mis­lead the po­lice, they also dug a grave nearby and buried a dog’s body there.

Then they anony­mously tipped off the po­lice say­ing that some­thing sus­pi­cious had hap­pened there on the night of the mur­der and that the Karo­tias were be­hind it. But when the po­lice dug the spot, they found the dog’s body.

There were sev­eral other rea­sons why the po­lice were mis- led, the DIG said.

PO­LICE MIS­LED

“Twin­kle had left her house in a huff on 16th morn­ing and she had sent text mes­sages to Jagdish com­plain­ing about her par­ents.

“Also she had reg­is­tered a case of beat­ing against her fa­ther, and also reg­is­tered four other com­plaints against him, so it ap­peared that the de­ceased had a grudge against her par­ents and not the Karotiyas,” the of­fi­cial said.

“Again to mis­lead the po­lice, Ajay Karo­tia took the de­ceased’s mo­bile to Bar­waha and ac­ti­vated it. Bar­waha was cho­sen be­cause the de­ceased had been en­gaged to a boy from Bar­waha and po­lice wasted quite some time in­ves­ti­gat­ing the fi­ancée.”

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.