Gurgaon: Old enmity behind murder of property dealer in Basai
Sources said the family one of the accused had recently got a large sum of money from the sale of a piece of land they owned and they plotted the murder out of an old grudge that they held against the family. Two motorcycles and a countrymade pistol, along with five cartridges, were recovered from the two accused persons.gurgaon Updated: Jun 30, 2017 21:20 IST
Old enmity and personal rivalry have been revealed as the possible motives behind the murder of Narender Kataria in Sector 9. Police on Thursday arrested two of the accused and are on the lookout for two others who are at large.
On June 22, Narender Kataria, a property dealer from village Basai, was shot multiple times by four assailants, who later fled to the village.
Police said all the four accused are from the same village as the victim. Two of the accused had an altercation with Kataria in 2010 and had a grudge against him, the police said.
The two accused, who were arrested by police, have been identified as Shashikant alias Sunny and Arjun alias Brahmprakash. Two others Sumit, who is said to be the prime accused, and Lalit alias Mauny are absconding.
Police said Mauny, who had been behind bars for killing a person who ran a cow shelter in Basai, got out on parole a month ago.
Arjun was involved in the shooting of an advocate last year, the police said.
Two motorcycles and a country-made pistol, along with five cartridges, were recovered from the two accused persons.
Police said they are searching for more weapons that could have been used for the killing.
Sources said after killing Kataria, the accused fled to their village where they fired a shot in the air. Though not many locals took note of it, it was a mistake that gave police some vital clues and led to the arrest of two of them.
“A special investigation team of Gurgaon police was formed to investigate the case. The two persons who had been identified by the Kataria family as suspects, were not found to have had any role in the crime. It took a lot of effort by the investigators to get a breakthrough in the case,” Sumit Kuhar, DCP, West, said.
Acting on a tip-off, two members of the SIT — Sajjan Singh of CIA, Palam Vihar and Bijender Singh, station house officer (SHO), Sector 9 arrested the two accused from Chandu village on the outskirts of the city. The duo were planning to leave Gurgaon.
Sources said the family one of the accused had recently got a large sum of money from the sale of a piece of land they owned and they plotted the murder out of an old grudge that they held against the family.
A murder case was registered at the Sector 9 police station.