NEW DELHI: A man, who killed his 26-year-old friend for Rs 10,000 at northwest Delhi’s Bhalswa Dairy, was arrested on Thursday.
To evade arrest, the accused, Dhirender, tried to frame another friend in the murder.
Investigating the murder case of one Sonu, the police found that one of his neighbours, Dhirender, was missing.
A search was launched to trace him and raids were conduted at his house in Bulandshahr, UP. He was later apprehended from a godown in Swaroop Nagar in Delhi.
During questioning by the police, Dhirender confessed that he murdered Sonu as he was in need of money. Dhirender reportedly planned to kill Sonu as he was an alcoholic and was an easy target. On May 24, he asked Sonu to join him for a drink. They purchased liquor from a shop in Swaroop Nagar and both consumed alcohol in the bushes nearby.
Before killing him with an axe, Dhirender ensured that Sonu got drunk so that he doesn’t shout.
Before killing Sonu, Dhirender told him that his friend’s wife was in love with him and that he should call and propose to her. “Sonu took the bait and called up the woman. The woman objected and gave the phone to her husband. The man abused Sonu and threatened to kill him. Dhirender recorded the call. A few hours later, Dhirender killed Sonu,” said a police officer.
“After killing Sonu, he put the mobile phone in his pocket to mislead the investigators into believing that it was a love affair to led to the killing. Dhirender also placed a love note in Sonu’s pocket addressed to the woman he had called,” DCP (northwest) Vijay Singh said.
“Dhirender planned the murder in such a way that the husband of the woman become a suspect,” Singh said.
During investigation it was found that Dhirender had been involved in two other murder cases.