The CBI has arrested a student of IIM-Lucknow for his alleged involvement in the four-year-old murder of fashion designer Aadesh Bajpai whose remains were found in the IIT-Kanpur campus in 2008.
Rahul Verma is a first year management student and a pass-out of IIT-Kanpur.
Bajpai was allegedly killed in 2008 and his remains were found in IIT-Kanpur campus. The case was handed over to the CBI on the instructions of the Allahabad high court last year.
The agency arrested Verma on Tuesday and got his custody from the special CBI court.
Mumbai-based Bajpai had gone to Kanpur to meet his cousin Vivek Trivedi on August 10, 2008. After the meeting, he told his cousin that he was going to meet his friend Verma at IIT who left him at the scheduled place where Verma was waiting.
Bajpai had gone missing from that day. After six days, his father Suryakant Bajpai file an FIR with the Kanpur police which determined from cell phone records that he was present at the campus. After 13 days, the remains were found on the campus. The DNA profiling had established that these remains were his.
Verma who is now studying at the IIM-Lucknow was arrested yesterday and is in police custody.