The crime branch of the Delhi Police have arrested a 23-year-old resident of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly abducting and murdering a taxi driver.
He had abducted the driver from Delhi's Hazrat Nizamuddin area before robbing his Innova taxi in December last year.
The arrested youth along with his associate had allegedly hired the Innova taxi on rent and had dumped the driver's body in Aligarh.
The accused has been identified as Mohammad Sufiyan. He was arrested from his residence in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh. The police are yet to recover the body of the deceased driver Zulfikar.
Ashok Chand, deputy commissioner of police (crime), said that the arrest came following investigation into the kidnapping case registered at Hazrat Nizamuddin police station on December 23, 2011.
"Sufiyan's involvement was established during the investigation and we apprehended him. During interrogation, he confessed his crime and revealed that he along with his associate Parvez Alam had hired the taxi for Agra from a travel agency. They had given a fake identification document to the owner of the travel agency," said Chand.
On the way, they offered the driver tea laced with a heavy dose of sedatives, said Chand. But the driver Zulfikar died due to drug overdose.
They then dumped his body near Sasni in Aligarh and fled with his Innova, the officer added.