Jaimal Kumar, 20, the Dalit whose dead body was found at Devsar-Kusambi road in Bhiwani on Wednesday morning was killed by Parveen alias Lala, 20 of Rajput community and his friend Kuldeep Kumar of Dalit community, was eliminated for opposing to stop the accused from meeting his sister.
Both the accused were arrested on Wednesday evening, said Inspector Ramesh Kumar, from Bhiwani sadar police by adding that Parveen main accused used to like Jaimal's sister but victim had sparred him over the issue in past several issue.
Police said: "With the motive to eliminate Jaimal and evade police action, main accused along with his friend Kuldeep had invited him for some job on the outskirts of Devsar-Kusambi road in Bhiwani and first drank liquor with him till late night and attacked him with sharp edged weapons".
Bhiwani SP Simardeep Singh said in a press conference at Bhiwani on Thursday: "The accused who came in a car on Tuesday late evening first drank liquor with him and then stabbed him with sharp edged weapons which left him seriously injured and carried the victim in the car to throw it in a pond".
He said : "But later they thought of portraying the incident an accident case and tied the victim with tree on the outskirts of Devsar-Kusambi village near Bhiwani town and rammed the car repeatedly on victim till he was dead". Their car broke down and they laid down the victim's dead body in the car and fled from the spot, he added.
However, Jaimal's father Rajpal had alleged that the accused had been harbouring enmity with his son over an issue occurred during his marriage in 2012 over ferrying 'Gurchari' in the village. Upper caste members didn't allow Jaimal to sit on elephant as a part of marriage ritual. Based on his complaint, police had arrested both of accused after registering a murder case against them.
On the motive of accused behind killing, DSP Bhiwani Virender Singh said: "The main accused Parveen alias Lala used to like the sister of Jaimal, both had a dispute over this in past also, which resulted in killing of victim on Tuesday night".
Bhiwani SP said "Though Police is investigating the matter but 'Gurchari' row alleged by victim's father doesn't seem to be the reason behind the murder. Some old matter seems to the motive behind the murder of Dalit youth".
The post mortem report found presence of alcohol and strangulation marks around the neck of deceased dead body.
It may be noted that police found the dead body of a Dalit youth identified as Jaimal on the outskirts of Devsar-Kusumbi road in Bhiwani lying in a car on Wednesday morning.