Delhi police has arrested a 32-year-old Nandu gang member in connection with the murder of Tik Tok star Mohit Mor. The accused, Sandeep Pehalwan was the man who allegedly hired three people, including a teenager to kill Mor. Following a tip-off, Pehalwan was arrested from his residence in Najafgarh on Monday, said Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Anto Alphonse.
On May 21, Mohit Mor, a gym trainer who was quite popular on the video-sharing app Tik Tok with over 5 lakh followers, was brutally killed by three people inside a photocopy shop in Najafgarh area over a money dispute with Nandu gang.
According to reports, the Tik Tok star had taken Rs 30 lakh from Mangu, an alleged member of the Nandu gang, to invest in a property. After Mangu's death in gang ware in 2017, members of the Nandu gang asked him to return the money he had taken from him. He, however, allegedly refused to give the money to Mangu’s friends in the gang, which led to his murder.
After receiving threats from the Nandu gang members, Mor reportedly took protection from Pradeep Solanki and Vikas Dalal, alleged members of the Manjeet Mahal gang, the report quoted Sanjeev Kumar Yadav, deputy commissioner of police (special cell).
However, Dalal was gunned down in a gang war in Delhi’s Dwarka on Sunday, following which Nandu gang again asked Mor to return the money. “Mor refused, leading to the enmity taking the shape of a murder plan,” Yadav said.
Sandeep Pehalwan, a key member of Nandu gang hired three people, including the teenager arrested by the police, to kill Mor. “The boy had joined the gang after making some enemies. He was desperate to prove his mettle and loyalty to the gang members,” the DCP said.
On May 21, Pehalwan was informed that Mor was sitting in a photocopy shop in Najafgarh. He then reportedly called the three assassins and gave them guns to execute their plan.
"Pehalwan called the trio and gave them a pistol each to kill Mor. The three of them entered a shop and pumped 13 bullets into Mor who was seated on a sofa," said the officer.