The Delhi Police have suffered a setback in their investigation in the Ghitorni abduction case. A key eyewitness, Sandeep Kumar, 30, a cab driver who had apparently witnessed the altercation between a 24-year-old pub assistant and five drunk men last Saturday, died after he was found bleeding heavily from his head in mysterious circumstances.
Kumar, from Noida’s Salarpur village and father to a three-year-old son, was found on Nelson Mandela Marg, late on Wednesday.
Late last Saturday, five drunk men, out celebrating a new SUV, had abducted a nightclub’s junior supervisor after waylaying her cab at the Ghitorni Metro Station. While two of the accused, Kartar and Pramod Singh were arrested the same night, their third accomplice, Ravish, was caught on Wednesday. Two others, identified as Arun and Deepak, are still missing.
“Kumar’s friends, including Amit Sherawat, the cab driver who informed the police of the girl’s abduction, told us that his death could be revenge for having given information to the police about the scuffle,” said Amarvir Singh, Sandeep’s brother-in-law.
Kumar was rushed to the Safdurjung Hospital, where he later died. Police said Kumar was not in a condition to give the police a statement and was treated as an accident victim as he had no other external injury.
“Neither did Kumar witness the altercation between the girls and the drunk men nor their abduction. The nature of his injuries points to the fact that he was the victim of a scuffle with known people. We have registered a case and will apprehend those responsible,” said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (south).