The police nabbed two men, including a graduate, for the murder of a restaurant manager in late September this year. Police said two accomplices of the arrested duo have been identified but they were on the run.
“The arrested were identified as Rajesh (30) and Chandan Kumar Singh (25), who is a computer graduate,” said a senior Delhi Police officer.
The police arrested Rajesh and Singh from Jor Bagh Metro station on Thursday evening following a tip-off linking them to the murder of 26-year-old Kajal Chatterjee.
An assistant manager at the ‘Joy Luck Moon’ restaurant in Saket, Chatterjee was robbed and killed on September 26.
“During preliminary investigation, Chatterjee’s wife told us that her husband called to say that he will take a cab home but he didn’t arrive home till late that night. She then called on his cell phone, which was switched off,” said the officer.
He said the accused worked as security guards in Dwarka and decided to rob the victim when they saw him that night.
“On the night of September 26, the gang had met near AIIMS before heading out further towards IFFCO Chowk in Gurgaon. Here they first robbed a man at gunpoint on the pretext of giving him a lift. They withdrew cash from his ATM card at Sultanpur Metro station and dropped him near Qutub Metro station afterwards,” said the officer.
He said Chatterjee was the gang’s last target for the night.
“They picked him up on the same pretext, drove him to Mehrauli and robbed his cell phone and wallet with cash and credit cards. When Chatterjee raised an alarm, their accomplice, Naveen, shot him in the head and threw him out of the car before turning towards Gurgaon,” the officer said.
Police said Rajesh had served a seven-year jail term for the murder of a senior citizen from Kamla Market in 2000.