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