A 20-year-old man, who allegedly murdered a driver for a luxury car to impress girls, was arrested in north east Delhi.
The police said the accused, Israr Malik, was apprehended from Delhi-Ghaziabad Apsara border on Monday following investigations into the murder of a driver Sandeep Mandal.
SK Jain, deputy commissioner of police (north east), said, "Mandal was missing since January 31 and his vehicle was recovered from Simbhawali in Uttar Pradesh. Since the car was found in Uttar Pradesh, suspicion was on criminals having links in Meerut and Ghaziabad. We got information that Malik, who is a driver by profession, was seen in a vehicle with three other companions."
During the interrogation, Jain said, Malik told police that he wanted to roam around in luxury cars to impress and offer lift to girls.
"For this purpose he, along with his three companions, planned to hijack a luxury car. On January 30, all the four came at Ashram Chowk and in the night, they spotted Mandal in the car. They asked Mandal for a lift up to Dhaula Kuan. The driver asked for R10 from each and all the four boarded the car. After sometime, one of them asked Mandal to stop the car. When he stopped the car, they pulled the driver and Malik took control of the vehicle," Jain added.
They then allegedly struck on his head and strangled him, and abandoned the body in Karhedda in Uttar Pradesh.