Gang rivalry in Delhi: Gangster rapes, murders woman to frame rivals

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 March 2019, 02:44 PM
 The accused posed as placement agency staffers and lured the victim to their Sangam Vihar apartment.
The accused posed as placement agency staffers and lured the victim to their Sangam Vihar apartment.

Revenge finds its own time and place and so was the case with this dastardly crime in which a 25-year-old woman was killed by a gang to frame a rival. The woman was made to write a note incriminating by a man before allegedly murdering her and disposing of the body in a sack, to frame a rival who had beaten the accused in Tihar Jail. The body was discovered in south-east Delhi’s Sarita Vihar on February 27. A note written by the woman, blaming the rivals for having filmed her nude, was found in her trouser pocket.

The police arrested one of the main plotters, Dinesh, 25, who has nine cases of snatchings and burglaries against him. Dhirender, who was out on bail in a murder case and had been nursing a grouse against another criminal for thrashing him in jail, is still on the run. The accused has also confessed to having raped the victim, a claim that is yet to be medically corroborated.

The woman was an easy bait as she was looking for a job. The accused posed as placement agency staffers and lured the victim to their Sangam Vihar apartment. After murdering her, they booked a self-drive car, packed the body in a plastic bag and dumped it near the railway tracks.

According to DCP Chinmoy Biswal, a third man named Saurabh Bhardwaj, 19, was also involved in the crime. The gang also roped in two others, identified as Rahimuddin, 25, and Chander Prakash, 30, to help them dispose of the body. All but Dhirender have been arrested as reported by ToI.

The victim was identified to be from a neighbouring locality where her family had lodged a missing complaint. The police collected her handwriting samples and got it analysed by experts who confirmed that the writing on the note was that of the girl.

“The girl had specifically mentioned the names of three people who were responsible for her death. The trio was detained and questioned,” Biswal added.

During the interrogation, Dinesh revealed that his friend, Dhirender, wanted to frame his rival, Aarush, who had thrashed him in jail, and thus plotted the murder.

First Published: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 02:43 PM
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