Two men have been arrested and a minor boy apprehended for the robbery and murder of a garment trader in north Delhi’s Sarai Rohilla a fortnight ago.
The arrested men are Kishan alias Handa and Mangal aka Lala. Mangal was involved in three crimes.
Police said the three allegedly shot Amarchand when he resisted their robbery attempt and slapped one of them. Kishan fired at Amarchand’s chest and he died on the spot, said police.
Jatin Narwal, deputy commissioner of police (north), said they first arrested Kishan on Friday night from Majnu ka Tila. “A raid was conducted at Kishan’s hideout and he was caught with a countrymade pistol. The pistol was used for murdering Amarchand,” said Narwal.
The interrogation of Kishan, Narwal said, led to the arrest of his partner Mangal. The teenager who was with them was also apprehended. Police recovered a black bag they had robbed from Amarchand, a garment trader in east Delhi’s Gandhi Nagar, and a scooter used in the crime.
On April 27, Amarchand and his two colleagues had gone to collect money from shopkeepers in Chandni Chowk. They collected R3 lakh and were returning to their rented room in Sarai Rohilla in an autorickshaw. The three alighted near DDA flats in Vivekanandpuri and were walking when the robbers tried to snatch the cash bag.
“When Amarchand resisted, a robber took out a pistol. Amarchand entered into a scuffle with the three and slapped one of them. This enraged the robber and he fired a bullet that hit Amarchand’s chest,” said an investigator. The robbers fled with the cash bag.
Amarchand was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.
During the probe, police examined CCTV footage of the route taken by Amarchand and his co-workers from Chandni Chowk to Sarai Rohilla.
“In one footage, the suspects were seen following the victims. Their photographs were circulated in police stations and it helped us locate and arrest Kishan,” the officer added.
The teenager was produced before the juvenile justice board that sent him to a correction home for boys. The other two were sent to police remand for further probe.