Three held for mur­der of youth over Rs 2,200 in Gzb

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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.

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The three ac­cused in po­lice cus­tody on Sun­day

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