With the arrest of two persons, the Mulepur police claim to have solved a blind murder case.
The accused had allegedly murdered a taxi driver, Satish Kumar, a resident of Kangra in Himachal Pradesh, on December 26 last year near Rajindergarh village in the district.
Dr Kaustabh Sharma, SSP, said the police had arrested Yogesh Kumar and Navdeep Kumar, residents of Samrala Chowk, Ludhiana, while Yogesh’s father Narinder,
who was also allegedly
involved in the murder, was still at large.
Yogesh and Navdeep told the police during an interrogation that at least 17 cases of theft, snatching amd other crimes had already been registered against them.
Yogesh is also a taxi driver and he, along with his accomplices, used to loot passengers at deserted places.
The SSP said the accused hired Satish’s taxi for Karnal (Haryana) for Rs 7,000 on December 26.
When the taxi reached near Rajpura, they asked Satish to drive the taxi to Khanna.
Satish called up his employer to get permission in this regard, but the latter refused.
When Satish was returning to Kangra, the accused murdered him near Rajindergarh village and took away his vehicle.
The SSP said the Ludhiana police had earlier arrested them in a theft case. The police also recovered Satish’s taxi.