The Mewat Police on Sunday nabbed four accused who were allegedly involved in the murder of a couple and the gang rape of two women at Dhingeri village, 45km from Gurgaon.
The men were produced before a local court which remanded them in police custody for seven days.
The suspects, residents of Mohammadpur village close to Dhingeri village in Tauru, 45km from Gurgaon, were arrested after a police team zeroed down on their identities and location after four days of probe. They have been identified as Sandeep, Amarjeet, Karamjeet and Rahul Kumar.
On the basis of the rape victim’s description, the police had prepared sketches of the accused and distributed them in all police stations and public places. A Special Investigation Team was also formed to trace and nab the accused.
Inspector general of police, southern range, Mamta Singh said Rahul had earlier been booked in a case under the Arms Act. The background of the other accused was being verified.
“I had interacted with the victims. They told me that they had seen the suspects roaming around the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal expressway on Wednesday. The men even smiled at the victims after being spotted,” Singh said.
The police then tapped into their local sources and brought the suspects in for questioning on Saturday.
“We arrested them on Sunday after finding sufficient evidence to corroborate their involvement in the crime. We will question them about their motive next,” said the IG. She added that the appearance of the suspects matched with the sketches of the accused.
The police had lodged a case under Sections 302 (murder), 459 (grievous hurt), 460 (trespass), 376 D (gang rape) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) and the Arms Act after the incident.