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Two arrested for killing street vendor

gurgaon Updated: May 07, 2013 01:17 IST
HT Correspondent

The city police on Monday arrested two men who were allegedly involved in murdering an egg vendor at Khandsa road on April 30. The police have also recovered a motorcycle and a knife from them.

The accused have been identified as Umesh Chauahan (25), a resident of Saraswati enclave and native of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, and Jitendra, hailing from Mahendargarh.

The duo was later remanded to two days’ police custody.

According to the police, the duo has been involved in several cases of snatching and robbery in the past. The police said the victim, Nirmal Soni (28), had a heated argument with the accused over some issue on April 30.

“The accused had demanded a piece of ice from Soni for some drinks. When he refused, the accused stabbed him several times in his stomach. Soon after the incident, Soni was taken to a private hospital, where he was declared brought dead by the doctors,” said the police.

The Gurgaon police had earlier released a sketch of the accused and announced a reward of Rs 25,000 for identifying them.

“We arrested the accused on the basis of the sketch, which was made public through the police Facebook page and the media. The accused were living together in a rented accommodation in Saraswati Enclave. They have been booked for murder, robbery, snatching, and other offences,” said DCP Rajesh Duggal.