The Haryana police on Monday arrested one of the two accused allegedly involved in the murder of a private school teacher.
The victim, Rakesh Kumar of Harsana Kalan village, was allegedly knocked down by Vikram Singh and Hari Om by their car at New Grain Market in Sonepat on April 5.
Rakesh died of head injuries at Jaipur Golden Hospital, Delhi, on April 7, where he was admitted after the incident.
While Vikram was arrested on Monday, Hari Om, who allegedly owns the car used in the crime, is still at large.
Victim's family alleged that Rakesh was targeted after he turned down repeated proposals to help a friend of both the accused in cheating during the ongoing Haryana Open School Examinations.
Rakesh was a Hindi teacher at Ramjas Model School located in the Sonepat town.
The deputy superintendent of police Surinder Malik told Hindustan Times on Monday that no one from Rakesh's family was injured in the incident.
"The crime took place at the New Grain Market at around 7 pm on April 5 and the police investigation confirmed that no one from Rakesh's family was with him at that time," he said.
The DSP confirmed that Rakesh was not crushed under wheels but died of a head injury after being hit by the car.
"The medical report said that the victim died of a head injury as he fell down after being hit by the car. Had the victim been run over by a car, the victims would have sustained multiple injuries in various parts of the body," he said.
The DSP added that the accused were well known to the victim and they met at the mandi over some issue.
"We are investigating why the trio met at the mandi and what made the two accused hit Rakesh Kumar. We have secured Vikram's police remand and interrogating him may give more clues," he said.