Five days after a money exchanger was murdered at his office in Tilak Nagar, the west Delhi police have arrested two Nigerians in connection with the case.
The arrested persons, Sunday Chinaka Uchem and Victor Bayem, along with their two compatriots, had strangled Gurcharan Singh Sawhney (54), owner of Sawhney International Western Union Money Transfer, to death using a cable wire.
Police said that robbery was the only motive behind the murder, though earlier they had ruled out this angle. Uchem was arrested from Kolkata and Beyam from Delhi airport. Two of their associates are still absconding, police said.
V Renganathan, additional commissioner of police (west) said that on August 31 four Nigerians went to Sawhney’s shop on pretext of exchanging dollar. They asked Sawhney to send one of his staff to accompany them in purchasing artificial jewellery.
“Sawhney sent Pooja, one of his staff, along with them. However, at the Tilak Nagar Metro station they did not accompany her and sent her along with another Nigerian. They returned to the office and broke all the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras, strangled Sawhney and robbed $6,000 and £500 and a laptop,” Renganathan said, adding, “We have recovered $2,600 and £200 from the possession of the arrested Nigerians.”