Snapdeal case: Abductor is one of Haryana’s most wanted criminals

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
  • Updated: Feb 16, 2016 09:55 IST
Prime accused Devendra Kumar (right in Green pullover) and his other accomplice Mohit were two of five arrested for abduction of Snapdeal's executive Dipti Sarna on Monday (Hindustan Times)

The 30-year-old “psychopath” mastermind behind the abduction of Snapdeal staffer Dipti Sarna was involved in 30 heinous crime cases, including murder, across Haryana.

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Devendra Kumar committed his first crime in 2001 when he beat up a constable in his village Kami in Sonipat and snatched his bike.

His name was since registered in cases related to murder, abduction, robbery and attempt to murder at Jind, Bhiwani, Sonipat, Kurukshetra and Karnal.

“I was fed up with the crime cases and thought that one more case (Dipti’s abduction) would not make any difference if I am able to marry her and settle in Kathmandu,” said a police officer quoting Devendra.

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A police officer involved in the investigation described Devendra as a ‘Dabang’ like figure in his village.

“He recently settled a land deal between two men where he earned Rs 5 lakh. Using this money, he bought the two autos to pursue his dreams of marrying Dipti,” the officer said.

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He then came to Ghaziabad hoping that Dipti would board his auto some time, said an officer.

“The abduction plan came to my mind when my auto’s tyre got punctured and the passengers were out in another auto,” said a police officer quoting Devendra.

On Wednesday, Devendra got the auto Dipti was in punctured, and she boarded his auto, he said.

But he did not tell his aides about his real intention in kidnapping Dipti. He only told them that Dipti was in “hawala business” and that by kidnapping her they could earn crores of rupees.

Sources said Devendra used to get things he liked at any cost. They said he began stealing tyres from the neighbourhood as a kid to buy ice cream.

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