Already under the lens for their role in DU student Arzoo Singh Chauhan’s abduction and murder, more trouble is in store for members of the Khatri family.
The family of murder suspect Naveen Khatri’s newly-wed wife Neha Rathi plans to file a cheating and breach of trust complaint against them.
Neha’s family is said to have told the police that they were kept in dark about Khatri’s relationship with Arzoo and blamed his family members for destroying her future.
Senior police officers told HT that they would make Neha and her father prime witnesses in the case as their statements will be crucial in making a watertight case against Khatri, and other suspects.
Vijay Singh, DCP (northwest), said they had officially asked Neha and his father to join the investigation and record their statements. “We have sent a police team to their house to record their statements that will be used as evidence against the killer and prepare a fact-finding report. Their claims will be verified,” said Singh.
The police questioned Khatri’s father, Raj Kumar, who had been missing since Arzoo’s body was recovered from his house. Rajkumar told the police that he was not aware of the incident till late on Saturday night. He said he got to know about the body in the shaft only hours before the police reached their house.
“Kumar said he has no role in the murder nor did he know about the body being in the house. He said that had he known he would have thought of a way to save his son and dispose of the body,” said an officer.
According to police sources, after Naveen told his father about the body, he asked him to keep it to himself and then left home to make arrangements to dispose it. He reportedly told Khatri that he should not share the information with anyone till he returns. However before he could return, the police arrested Khatri.