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2 held for killing man in S Delhi

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2008 02:52 IST
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Police have arrested two men who allegedly killed a computer professional and dumped his body near Chirag Dilli flyover 10 days ago. Police said that the third accused is still absconding.

They killed the man because he reportedly knew of the theft the three had committed.

Police said that the three accused also had information that the victim, a computer professional, had huge cash with him and wanted to rob him.

They strangulated Ramakant Parida, stuffed his body into a gunny bag and then dumped it near the Chirag Dilli flyover.

The two accused have been identified as Rijaul Karim (20) and Manoj Pandit (22), both embroidery workers at Shahpur Jat in south Delhi. The mastermind, Sushant Nanda, has been absconding since the incident. A team led by ACP Mehar SIngh arrested the two from Bihar.

Police said Ramakant was working as a computer operator at a printing press in Hauz Khas. The main accused Sushant was also working in the same building.

He along with the other two accused stole computers from Ramakant's office on the intervening night of June 7-8. Ramakant came to know about their involvement in the theft and threatened to inform his employer.

The accused then hatched a conspiracy to kill Ramakant.

“They rented a house in Chirag Dilli area and took Ramakant there. They asked him for his ATM card. When he said that he was not carrying it, they went to his house and convinced his brother to give them the card,”said HGS Dhaliwal, DCP (south).

“After they returned, they strangled Ramakant with an electric wire, stuffed his body into a plastic bag and dumped his body near Chirag Dilli flyover,” he added.

Police said the accused did not use the ATM card as later they realised their images would be captured in the CCTV installed at the ATM centre.