“Arjun (name changed) was arrested from the Hajipur railway station when he was trying to flee to his native place in West Bengal and R25,000 were recovered from his possession,” said Chhaya Sharma, deputy commissioner of police (outer).
According to the police, Arjun was behind the brutal murder of Pramila Shukla, a housewife who was found dead at her house in Rohini’s sector 7 on Tuesday.
“During interrogation, Arjun said that he was sent to Shukla 20 days ago by a West Punjabi Bagh-based placement agency. He had asked for R1,000 from Shukla to go home, but she had refused,” said a police officer investigating the incident.
The police said Arjun had seen Shukla keeping a large amount of cash in a cupboard which prompted him to plan the murder.
“Arjun took R25,000 from the said cupboard and went straight to the railway station. After being asked to de-board the train for travelling without a ticket in UP, he took a train to West Bengal but was caught midway,” DCP Sharma added.