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Boys had tried hard to hide the evidence

india Updated: Feb 19, 2009 14:42 IST
Shahkar Abidi
Shahkar Abidi
Hindustan Times
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Talk about being cold-blooded. First they bludgeoned their college mate to death using a hammer and stones.

Then they stuck his body in a gunny sack, meticulously slipping the strap over his neck before placing his bag on his chest. They then placed two water bottles on the body.

Then sack, hammer and stones were buried in a nullah in a marsh at Kalina. And, one of them visited the spot the next day to make sure the body hadn’t floated to the surface.

This, according to the Khar police, was how careful Aamir Siddique Sheikh, 19, and Sarfaraz Sheikh, 17, were to destroy evidence that they had murdered their Rizvi College mate Mukim Khan,17.

Aamir even helped Mukim’s family look for him before going back to the murder spot to check the body had indeed disappeared, police said.

But they still made a big mistake.

On Wednesday, Mukim’s father Akbar Khan, said the accused called the landline at his home from Mukim’s cell phone to make the ransom demand of Rs 2 lakh. “The caller ID attached to my landline phone helped the police trace the call and the location.”

Mukim’s body was recovered on Monday after Aamir led the police to the spot.

Though the hammer has still not been recovered, the police have sent all the other material recovered for tests to the Kalina forensic laboratory.

Police said the accused had said during interrogation that they had kidnapped Mukim as they wanted money to bribe someone in the hope of passing their Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) exams scheduled to start from February 26. All three were students of Rizvi College.

Meanwhile Sarfaraz, who was arrested on Tuesday, was presented in a juvenile court on Wednesday.

He has been sent to the Dongri remand home. Aamir will in police custody till March 2.

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