Claiming to have been falsely implicated, Rahul, the accused in the Sector-41double murders that rocked the city in December 2011, on Friday claimed before a court here that he had been arrested in Mumbai and not near Nariangarh, Haryana, as claimed by Chandigarh Police.
Rahul is accused of murdering his relatives Gaurang Sahu and his sister Kavita on December 16, 2011. Police have claimed that Rahul had killed the two after Kavita had objected to his advances due to which Gaurang had a scuffle with him. The accused allegedly killed the two with a sharp-edged knife.
The police had claimed to have arrested Rahul, a resident of Raipur Rani, from Saha Chowk, Ambala, on January 18, 2012. But, in his statement before the court on Friday, Rahul denied having been arrested from Haryana: “I was arrested by inspector Amanjot Singh in Mumbai and brought by air to Chandigarh. My arrest has wrongly been shown to be from a place near Naraingarh, Haryana.”
He added that all the recoveries had been planted to point the finger of suspicion at him. “I did not visit any doctor for getting treatment as being alleged by the prosecution,” said Rahul, contradicting the evidence given by a doctor running a clinic in Saha, Amabla, who had claimed to have treated Rahul for his injury on a finger of his during the scuffle. The case will now be heard on January 3.
The cold December afternoon in 2011
It was the cold afternoon of December 16 when Malti Sahu, the mother of sister-brother duo of Kavita, 17, and Gaurang Sahu, 15, found the siblings stabbed to death at their Sector-41 residence. The twin murders had rocked the city, with police failing to make any headway till January 18, 2012, when Rahul, a relative of the victims, was arrested. The bodies, found by Malti after she returned from work, were lying in separate rooms with their necks slit. A broken knife, which was used in the crime, was recovered from the room in which Kavita's body was found.
While Kavita was a Class-12 student of Guru Nanak Dev Public School, Sector 36, Gaurang studied in Class 10 of Government Model School, Sector 37.