NEW DELHI

Three held in double murder case

NEW DELHI, OCT. 11. Three persons have been arrested by the South-West Delhi police in connection with the murder of two men who reportedly went missing from Naraina in South-West Delhi on July 13.

The main accused had first instigated the victims to steal a huge amount of money from their employer's client and then conspired with others to kill them.

According to the police, Kishan Gupta, a resident of Pitampura, had reported to the Naraina police that he had deputed his driver, Jai Bhagwan, and a field boy, Narinder Dutta, to collect a sum of Rs. 10 lakhs from one Subhash Garg in Naraina on July 12. But after collecting the amount they went missing. A case was subsequently registered at Naraina police station.

Following investigations, the police recovered Rs. 3.3 lakhs and the Maruti WagonR, in which the duo had gone missing, from the house of Satyawan, Jai Bhagwan's cousin. Satyawan was subsequently arrested. At his instance, two others -- Ram Niwas and Sultan -- were arrested.

Interrogation of the accused revealed that Ram Niwas, Satyawan's brother, had hatched the conspiracy. As per plan, after collecting the money from Garg, Jai Bhagwan and Narinder Dutta reached Satyawan's house from where they were taken to Shivpuri in Madhya Pradesh by Ram Niwas.

They were carrying more than Rs. 5 lakhs with them.

In Shivpuri, Ram Niwas entered into another conspiracy with his nephew Sultan and his friend Ashok by offering them Rs. 1 lakh for killing the duo. On the night of July 14, they strangulated Jai Bhagwan and Narinder Dutta in the fields. Shivpuri police recovered the bodies the next day but could not make much headway in the case.

The Shivpuri police have now been informed about the arrests and efforts are on to trace Ashok.

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