Three held for murder of youth over Rs 2,200 in Gzb
GHAZIABAD: Ghaziabad Police on Sunday cracked the case of the blind murder of a 17-year-old boy, whose body was found in a park in Sahibabad area of Ghaziabad on Friday and arrested three accused in the matter.
Police said the murder was committed because of an argument over a monetary issue between the deceased, identified as Rohit, and his friends.
Sources said the murder was reportedly committed for a paltry sum of Rs 2,200.
Police said the trio of Jogi, Mohitpal and Deepak were arrested from Sahibabad on Saturday night.
On the night of the incident, the accused had drinks with the victim, before bludgeoning his head with a heavy stone and then strangling him with a t-shirt, said police.
Rakesh Kumar Mishra, Circle Officer, Ghaziabad, said, “On Friday evening, police received information that the body of an unidentified boy was lying in a park. Investiga- tions identified the deceased as Rohit, a native of Ganeshpuri area.”
“Police registered a case and upon probing the CCTV footages, three persons, as Rohit’s friends were found accused of murdering him. We launched a manhunt and arrested them on Saturday night,” he added.
“Upon interrogating the arrested persons, it was revealed that Rohit owed Jogi Rs 2,200 and instead of paying, they got involved into an argument after having some drinks together. When Jogi questioned him, Rohit denied having taking the money. They then murdered him brutally with a heavy stone and strangled with a T-shirt. All the accused fled away from the spot after the murder” added Mishra. NEW DELHI: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s former advisor VK Jain might be questioned again in connection with the alleged assault on Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February, a senior Delhi Police official said.
Jain was questioned in connection with the case in February.
In March, he resigned as Kejriwal’s advisor citing personal reasons and family commitment.
The alleged assault took place at Kejriwal’s residence on the night of February 19.
The Delhi Police had earlier told a court that during interrogation, Jain said that Aam Aadmi Party MLAS Prakash Jarwal and Amanatullah Khan had allegedly surrounded the chief secretary and assaulted him.
A senior officer said that they were likely to call Jain again soon as they need clarity on certain things.
The police has already questioned the 11 MLAS who were present at the chief minister’s residence apart from Kejriwal, Jain and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, at the meeting where Prakash was allegedly attacked.
On February 23, a police team examined the CCTV system installed at the chief minister’s residence in Civil Lines area and seized the hard disk. The forensic report on the hard disk is still awaited.
The alleged assault on the chief secretary had triggered a bitter tussle between the Delhi government and its bureaucracy.
The three accused in police custody on Sunday