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Five arrested for murder of software engineer in Noida

The city police arrested five persons for allegedly murdering a software engineer on June 23. The victim, Shailendra Rohilla, was a resident of Pandav Nagar in Delhi and was employed with a software firm in Sector 62

noida Updated: Aug 05, 2016 17:38 IST
Abhishek Anand
The suspects abducted the victim on the pretext of offering him a lift in the autorickshaw, according to the police.
The suspects abducted the victim on the pretext of offering him a lift in the autorickshaw, according to the police.(Burhaan Kinu/HT)

The city police arrested five persons for allegedly murdering a software engineer on June 23. The victim, Shailendra Rohilla, was a resident of Pandav Nagar in Delhi and was employed with a software firm in Sector 62.

The police said that the suspects abducted Rohilla on June 23, on the pretext of offering him a lift, in an autorickshaw with an intention to rob him. They allegedly killed him and dumped the body on the road after failing to withdraw money through his ATM card, the police said.

“We have arrested Azaad, Wasim, Dilshad, Sonu and Nasir from near the Shipra underpass. Azaad is the mastermind of this gang and drives a shared autorickshaw. On the night of the incident, the victim had approached their autorickshaw for a ride to Delhi,” Dinesh Yadav, superintendent of police, Noida, said.

The police said that Azaad was driving the auto while his accomplices pretended to be passengers to convince Rohilla. As he sat in the autorickshaw, they held him at gunpoint and took his mobile phone and wallet. They got him to reveal the pin number of his ATM card and went to an ATM in Khora area of Ghaziabad to withdraw money, the police said.

“Three of the accused went inside the ATM booth to withdraw money while three others, including Ankit, who is absconding, kept hold of Rohilla in the autorickshaw. After failing to withdraw money despite repeated attempts, they hit Rohilla with an iron rod on his head, killing him on the spot. They then dumped his body on the road and fled the spot,” Yadav said.

During questioning, the accused confessed that they got suspicious of Rohilla as he had given them the wrong ATM pin and attacked him , the police said.

The accused Azad and Wasim were also wanted in a case under the arms act while Nasir was out on bail in a murder case. Senior superintendent of police Dharmendra Singh said he will request the court for a trial of the case in a fast track court.