Delhi

7 years after murder, cops solve case

Three held for killing woman who refused to vacate house

Seven years after a woman was murdered, the police cracked the case with the arrest of three persons, including an advocate and a Delhi Jal Board sweeper.

The accused allegedly killed the woman, a resident of Model Town, for not vacating her rented accommodation, the police said on Friday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ram Gopal Naik said the accused have been identified as advocate Virender Kumar (44), DJB worker Prithi Singh alias Prithvi (59), and Kamlesh, a rickshaw puller (28).

While Prithi and Kamlesh were arrested on Thursday, Virender was arrested on Friday.

Identified in 2012

Police said a woman’s body was found in New Usmanpur on December 18, 2011, after which a murder case was registered and subsequently transferred the case to Crime Branch. The woman was identified as Kiran Aggarwal on January 2012 after her brother lodged a missing report which was converted into a kidnapping case, said the police.

“During investigation, several facts emerged that gave clues about the suspects. ” Mr. Naik said.

After seven years, on Thursday, police received information about the suspects Prithi and Kamlesh, who were then arrested and based on the information provided by them, Virender was arrested on Friday, the police said.

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