Delhi Police have arrested six persons for killing a TV journalist for Rs 600 in Welcome area of northeast Delhi. Police said the motive behind the murder was robbery and when victim, identified as Mohammad Akram, resisted, the robbers shot him dead.
The arrested have been identified as Shahid (22), Asif (45), Shahzad Ali (22), Afroz (40), Abdul Wahab (27) and Juber (35). Since Akram came to Delhi from Amroha in Uttar Pradesh in a bus, police collected information regarding the passengers, who also traveled along with him on the day of the incident.
During interrogation, it came to light that four of the accused also boarded the bus with the victim and Zubair overheard the victim talking over phone regarding money in lakhs.
"They thought that the deceased being the son of a famous family 'Latif masalewale' might have been carrying huge money in his bag. Zubair immediately contacted his associate Asif and asked him to come along with Danish and Shahid to Jafrabad bus stand to rob Akram," said Sanjay Jain, DCP (northeast).
At the bus stand, Zubair made gestures towards Akram to his three associates, who were already present there. "Danish snatched the bag and on resistance, both fired at Akram," Jain added.
Akram faced bullet injuries at his thigh and was rushed to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead.
Police have ruled out any other motive including personal enmity behind the murder. Asif and Afroz were the first to be arrested, while other accused were arrested on their instance. A country-made pistol along with all robbed articles such as bag, mobile phone, gold ring, camera and watch of the victim, have also been recovered.
Most of the accused have had criminal background.