Was she a victim of jealously or killed for trying to expose a cheating racket? Even as Raju Gehlot eluded the police for yet another day, they are probing various angles as to what could have led to 29-year-old Neetu Solanki's murder.
According to police, investigations have revealed that her boyfriend might have killed her after she threatened to expose the cheating racket that Gehlot was possibly running.
"Gehlot wanted to make quick money. Our investigations have revealed that he was running a cheating racket and he possibly made the deceased his accomplice. When Solanki realised that they could get into a lot of trouble, she might have wanted to get out. Gehlot got scared and this might have led to her murder," said a senior police officer on the condition of anonymity, as he was not authorised to speak to the media.
Police have a strong reason to believe that the she, along with Gehlot, had been running a cheating racket for the past 19 months. Gehlot had allegedly taken car loans on the basis false documents. He used to sell them later. We believe Gehlot started the racket and 'dragged' the deceased in it.
The police said the couple never stayed at the same house for longer than a month or two. Everywhere they gave fake documents to the landlords.
The police said Solanki was an extrovert person with an active social life.
"We have also found out that Gehlot used to ask her to sever all contacts with her male friends. He did not like her going out with friends as well," added the officer.
The police are not sure if the two were married or just live-in partners. However, Gehlot allegedly posted on his Facebook account that he was married but the name of the spouse was not revealed.
The police said Naveen Shokeen, Gehlot's relative who was arrested on Monday, told them during questioning that the accused and the deceased used to have frequent fights over various issues days before the murder.