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Gang kills student, dumps body in Delhi; five in net

The Gurgaon police on Thursday arrested five youths for allegedly murdering a 17-year-old boy after kidnapping him on January 20.

india Updated: Jan 27, 2012 00:57 IST
Sunil Thapliyal

The Gurgaon police on Thursday arrested five youths for allegedly murdering a 17-year-old boy after kidnapping him on January 20.

After murdering the victim, the accused burned and threw the body at Daryapur in Delhi.

The victim, Rajesh Singh (name changed), was a student of a city technical college.

He hailed from Sankho village in Bahadurgarh. Those arrested include Ashwini, Naveen, Pankaj, Rupesh and Praveen. They will be produced in the court on Friday.

"The accused are in their early 20s. On January 20, the accused tried to loot a car being driven by Abhishek on the national highway. However, the victim recognised one Ashwini. The accused panicked and two of them, Naveen and Pankaj, pumped two bullets on to the victim’s body. They later drove to Daryapur in Delhi and burned the body in a vacant spot. The victim and his belongings were thrown into a nearby pond," said Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (east).

Acting on a tip-off, a police team swooped on the accused near Palam Vihar when they were trying to loot another car.

Two pistols used in the crime and a car, in which the

victim was kidnapped, were recovered from their possession, said the police.

"We are investigating the matter and cannot rule out their involvement in other cases of murder and kidnapping," added Maheshwar Dayal, DCP (east).

Though the police had found the charred body, they could not identify the victim and the body was kept in a mortuary. Following the incident, residents of Sankho village had staged a protest on the national highway demanding police action.

Meanwhile, the matter came to the notice of Chandigarh DGP RS Dalal, who ordered a probe and transferred the case to the crime branch. The police said a probe is on in the case.