Shared lover, fear of los­ing for­tune made son kill BSP leader: Po­lice

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NEW DELHI: Be­hind the sen­sa­tional mur­der of 62-year- old BSP leader- cum-busi­ness­man Deepak Bhard­waj al­legedly lies an even more sen­sa­tional story in­volv­ing a for­tune worth sev­eral hun­dred mil­lion, a killer son, a lover whom both the fa­ther and the son shared, a lawyer with po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tion, and an un­godly god­man.

Deepak’s younger son Nitesh had got him mur­dered, the Delhi po­lice claimed on Tues­day, in what was pos­si­bly the most ex­pen­sive con­tract killing in the Cap­i­tal’s re­cent his­tory. Rs 5 crore had been of­fered for the hit, although only Rs 50 lakh changed hands, the po­lice said. Nitesh was ar­rested on Tues­day af­ter­noon.

Deepak was of­fi­cially the rich­est can­di­date in the 2009 Lok Sabha elec­tions with de­clared as­sets of more than Rs 600 crore.

Nitesh’s de­ci­sion to kill his fa­ther was trig­gered by his and his mother’s ap­pre­hen­sion that Deepak was go­ing to di­vorce her and marry a woman half his age and give her a sub­stan­tial chunk of his prop­erty, the po­lice said.

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